Archive for 'urban'
Faye Scott describes a new report from Green Alliance examining the degree to which cities can drive low carbon growth and looking in detail at the city deals process as a means of achieving this.
Hannah Kyrke-Smith, policy adviser at Green Alliance, describes the findings of Towering Ambitions, a recent report exploring the difficulties and opportunities for a transformation of high rise housing into sustainable homes.
News round-up: food statistics, revitalising towns, health and climate, tracking invasive plants, marine protection »
Sustainable development news from government and public bodies: economic, social and environmental food statistics; re-imagining urban spaces; health effects of climate change; app to track invasive plants; protection for Dorset coast.
Publications round-up: shipping emissions, cities and climate; EU environmental policy, design and consumerism »
The SDRN highlights recent publications on sustainable development: policy and mitigation of CO2 from shipping; cities and climate impacts; environmental policy in the EU; architecture and design versus consumerism.
Online events in September from 2degrees: urban transport and mobility; improving the CRC; smart grid and intelligent buildings; voltage optimization for energy efficiency; fracking and energy.
The SDRN highlights recent research and publications on sustainable cities: cities leading green economies, carbon emissions, urban air quality, adaptation to climate change, future cities.
Introducing the CLUES research project on urban energy initiatives and inviting those who have been involved with urban energy generation projects or policy to take part in a survey of urban energy initiatives.
The new Green Infrastructure Partnership will support the creation of more green space for England's towns and cities, bringing the many benefits of connecting with nature to more people.
Naples, 26-27 October 2011: policy makers, researchers and European local sustainability schemes will take stock of local governments’ achievements and outline a new vision for local sustainability, in preparation for Rio+20.
17–18 November 2011, Sheffield: The Urban Rivers and SUstainable Living Agendas (URSULA) project investigates the sustainable development of urban river corridors. Its final conference will disseminate research outputs.