Urban planning

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Urban planning is now on the front line of the climate crisis. This is what it means for our cities and towns

International climate talks in Egypt known as COP27 are into their second week. Thursday is Solutions Day at the summit. (...)

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5th generation for heating and cooling grids integrate renewable electricity to boost the decarbonisation of European cities!

What is the future and potential for district heating grids in Europe? To make them more efficient, the D2Grids project is (...)

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What is Transit-Oriented Development and why does it matter?

As people try to become more environmentally conscious, countries and municipalities try to develop ways to be greener. The (...)

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Could cargo bike deliveries help green e-commerce?

A worker on an electric cargo-bike ferries goods in Strasbourg, France. Frederick Florin/AFP As the world moves toward decarb (...)

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Trees and drought in urban areas: case studies of New York, London, Paris and Lyon

This summer has not only been marked by heat waves and drought, but also fires which have destroyed vast areas of vegetation (...)

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Universities at the forefront of sustainable design

Green construction methods and building design are rising in popularity because people worldwide are recognizing their harmf (...)

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We need new mobility behaviour and planning

Credits : kbo-bike on Unsplash   One of the biggest environmental challenges we face today is the emissions resulting from (...)

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How digital technology can help keep cities green and pleasant

  Photo : Preechar Bowonkitwanchai / shutterstock Parks, small woodlands and even simple patches of grass not only keep (...)

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New forms of urban planning are emerging in Africa

Header photo : Singapore’s Surbana Jurong prepared master plan 2040 for the Rwandan capital, Kigali. GettyImages Sylvia (...)

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Time for the UK to say goodbye to drive-throughs: for the sake of our environment, our health – and our culture

Drive-throughs – services that let people order and collect food and drink without needing to leave their cars – are designe (...)

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Architectural Solutions to the Urban Heat Island Effect

Global warming started as a buzzword to get people to care about the planet, but there is no hiding from the fact that Earth (...)

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Without urgent action, these are the street trees unlikely to survive climate change

Shutterstock Renée M. Prokopavicius, Western Sydney University; David S. Ellsworth, Western Sydney University et Sebastian (...)

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Opengela rehabilitates more than just buildings in Bilbao

The city of Bilbao is promoting one of the two pilot experiences of the Opengela project. The Otxarkoaga neighbourhood has (...)

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Inclusion, walkability will be key to rebuilding cities after the COVID-19 pandemic

Cities emerged as the epicentres of the COVID-19 pandemic: roughly 90 per cent of COVID-19 infections worldwide were reporte (...)

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How ‘managed retreat’ from climate change could revitalize rural America: Revisiting the Homestead Act

Small inland towns can offer a haven for people escaping coastal climate change. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Hillary A. Brown (...)