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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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Press release: Public survey launches Valle dei Laghi activities in major EU climate-change project

Residents of Valle dei Laghi and wider Trentino-Alto Adige region have the opportunity to contribute to a major project that (...)

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Disasters can wipe out affordable housing for years unless communities plan ahead – the loss hurts the entire local economy

  The tornadoes and wildfires that devastated communities from Kentucky to Colorado in the final weeks of 2021 left thousand (...)

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New flood maps show US damage rising 26% in next 30 years due to climate change alone, and the inequity is stark

Coastal cities like Port Arthur, Texas, are at increasing risk from flooding during storms. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Olive (...)

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Implementing the Paris Agreement and reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout the life cycle of buildings: European public policies, tools and market initiatives

Being responsible for 38% of total global energy-related CO2 emissions, the built environment plays a vital role in deliverin (...)

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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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Here's How to Design Climate Responsive Homes

  Nations everywhere are instituting carbon-neutrality goals. These goals involve allocating funding to green-minded infrastr (...)

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What are the outcomes of the COP? The absence of the housing and construction sector

The Glasgow Climate Pact at COP26 seals in a short 8-pages text the consensus position of countries on climate action. The (...)

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Glasgow Climate Pact means that ‘deep renovation’ of buildings must become gold standard for all renovation decisions

BPIE (Buildings Performance Institute Europe) has today released a report arguing that deep – as opposed to shallow – renovat (...)

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[Replay] The international gala of the Green Solutions Awards 2020-21

Who are the international winners of the 2020-21 edition? Which aspects of sustainable buildings and cities did the expert (...)

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Green Solutions Awards 2020-21: Who are the international winners?

Whilst states were meeting to update their climate commitments, Construction21 unveiled the international winners of the (...)

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A Paris-Proof Retail Real Estate Sector: A vision and roadmap for decarbonised retail property

BPIE (Buildings Performance Institute Europe) has published a vision and a step-wise roadmap for retail real estate to reach (...)

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Follow Construction21's events for COP26 in Glasgow and online!

While states are gathering and negotiating the conditions of climate action at COP26, numerous actors organise side events (...)

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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 (...)

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Commit, Engage, Act & Network on the road to COP26

More than 440 participants from cities and regions across Europe and beyond, joined the Covenant of Mayors – Europe Ceremony (...)