When a sustainable building is created, it is not necessarily operated sustainably – Jo Harris how best to help facilities managers remedy the situation.
Prof Geoff Levermore considers what we need to know and what’s next for tools to help designers create climate resilient cities.
Following important international achievements such as the Paris Agreement, the UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP), the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford, the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group and Mediaplanet joined forces to create an integrated campaign to keep climate change on the public agenda. Of specific interest to the ARCC network is … Continue reading Climate change: what’s next?
Doug McNab from the Southwark planning department reflects on what he learnt at our urban microclimate event – and highlights the value of bringing researchers and practitioners together.
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
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.
Around 20 enthusiastic early career researchers from institutions around the UK made their way to York in October 2014 to learn about stakeholder engagement. The information below is a fantastic how-to guide in stakeholder engagement: Around a framework of presentations and exercises, they spent two days thinking about: the characteristics of stakeholders, why they are … Continue reading Engaging with those elusive stakeholders
Green Sky Thinking is a week-long, London-wide programme for built environment and property professionals, organised by Open-City. In 2016, we joined forces with CIBSE to help link professionals with cutting-edge research on sustainable design and building. Our events 25 April: Green infrastructure as a building service design challenge 27 April: Sensing the place – experiences … Continue reading Green Sky Thinking Week 2016
The MAGIC project aim is to answer the question: can we develop a city with no air pollution and no heat-island effect by 2050?