Duick T. Young, Urban Climate researcher, reflects on the recent CIBSE Resilient Cities urban microclimate event and highlights what areas the urban climate community needs to focus on to give their research greater impact in the future development of high density resilient and sustainable cities
A toolkit from Researchers at Durham University and Herriot-Watt University can help commissioners and providers of services for older people to adapt health and social care services for a changing climate.
6 January 2017 City Hall, London Working with the CIBSE Resilient Cities Group, we brought together 65 policy, industry and academic experts to consider the current state of knowledge and understanding of the various built form-driven effects on urban performance and resilience. We also addressed the practice requirements of tackling the unintended local environmental consequences … Continue reading Urban microclimate: overcoming obstacles to high density resilient cities
The cycle BOOM study focused on how cycling can affect the mobility, health and wellbeing of the older population.
A study and framework to evaluate both current and future flood resilience at a community level.
Researchers at Cambridge University have developed tools & techniques for flood risk assessment and a better understanding of the consequences of flooding & benefits of property-level resilience.
May 2017 Build Studios, London As part of Green Sky Thinking week 2017, we’re delighted to once again work in partnership with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) to coordinate the 2017 design challenge on the use of green infrastructure as a building service. The competition asked for designs for office buildings (existing … Continue reading Green infrastructure design challenge
11 November 2016, 09:30–16:00 Care City, Barking, London Barking Riverside is one of the most ambitious and important new developments in the UK. It is also an NHS England designated Healthy New Towns demonstrator site, aiming to design and deliver interventions which increase healthy life expectancy, reduce health inequalities, and support inclusion and healthy ageing … Continue reading Barking Riverside healthy new town research & innovation summit
21 October 2016, 9:00–13:00 Birmingham City University Working with the IET and CIBSE, we hosted an event focused on air quality. Pollution and poor air quality, particularly in urban areas, is an increasing concern for local authorities, health and public services, and the public alike. Breathe easy programme (pdf, 3.5 MB) Chaired by Paddy Conaghan, … Continue reading Breathe easy – engineering air quality solutions
September 2016 As rollout of the ARCC programme continues, new and exciting collaborations have emerged as we push for EPSRC-funded infrastructure and built environment research to be further used across the policy and practice communities. ARCC has a well-established network of policymakers and industry connections however with new research and new impacts, it is critical … Continue reading Uncovering new audiences