Environmental Change Institute
Published on Aug 19, 2019
Registration is now open for the Achieving Net Zero Conference 2019. September 9th to 11th 2019 – Oxford, UK. http://www.netzero.org.uk Join researchers from the University of Oxford and across the world, partners from government, industry and activism, and #climatechange scientists including Professor Myles Allen. We look forward to seeing you there!
Published on Mar 17, 2017
We spent an amazing day at the Sustainable City, a housing development in Dubai with 3,500 people already living there and it’s still not quite finished. This truly is a remarkable achievement, a stark lesson to building contractors the world over. It’s not more expensive to build and it’s hugely cheaper and more efficient to live in. Inspiring sustainable city planning!
Published on May 11, 2016
The Interstate Highway System was one of America’s most revolutionary infrastructure projects. It also destroyed urban neighborhoods across the nation.
Published on Aug 31, 2017
More than half of the world’s population already lives in cities, and another 2.5 billion people are projected to move to urban areas by 2050. The way we build new cities will be at the heart of so much that matters, from climate change to economic vitality to our very well-being and sense of connectedness. Peter Calthorpe is already at work planning the cities of the future and advocating for community design that’s focused on human interaction. He shares seven universal principles for solving sprawl and building smarter, more sustainable cities.
The New York Times
Published on Sep 11, 2013
In China, the timeline of the massive migration of 250 million rural residents into cities by 2025 is so rapid and far-reaching, there are concerns that some people will be left behind. Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1e2l4i3
Published on Jun 27, 2011
China’s citizens are moving from the countryside into cities in record numbers, boosting the economy but making party leaders uneasy