Archive for 'urban'

Green infrastructure as a catalyst for economic growth »

A report commissioned by Defra and Natural England assesses the extent to which green infrastructure acts as a catalyst for economic growth through consideration of logic chains and case studies.

Would you be happier living in a greener urban area? »

Research from Exeter University explores the relationship between living in greener urban areas and personal wellbeing, and further examines the connections between urban planning and psychological health.

Green cities: using city deals to drive low carbon growth »

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.

Towering ambitions: bringing sustainable living to high rise homes »

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 from 2degrees in September »

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.

Sustainable cities round-up: economy, carbon, air, climate, future cities »

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.

Survey of UK urban energy initiatives »

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.

Green infrastructure: more green space for England’s towns and cities »

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.