Guest post by Christopher Kennedy, University of Toronto. Over the past decade, I’ve analysed the greenhouse gas emissions for close to 30 global cities - including work for the OECD and World Bank.
This theme looks at cities as though they are a living organism. It considers the stocks and flows through the urban environment in terms of energy and resources. It also includes the implications of climate change for cities and topics such as ecosystem services.
What opportunities might ecosystem services hold for the future city? Green roofs, living walls and vertical gardening are just some of the ideas mentioned in the latest paper published by the Future of Cities project.
Guest post by Graham Leeks, UK Water Partnership. The British press of the mid-19th century called the unavoidable smell of London’s river 'The Great Stink'.
Guest post by Helen Pineo, BRE. The trend for urban populations to be healthier than their rural counterparts is known as the ‘urban health advantage’ and is not consistent around the world.
I can tell it’s a nice area because it’s the kind of place where you can see children cycling to school in the morning. This was the recent remark of a friend who had moved to the south coast