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Many cities lack a plan for managing extreme weather

September 29, 2021

The IPPC’s latest report sounds the alarm on the devastation caused by more frequent and extensive rainfall and flooding. We saw clear evidence of this last summer in many places… Read more

Designing healthy cities fosters healthy urban city dwellers

June 23, 2021

There is a complex link between the environment, our social systems and our health, both physical and mental. A green, inviting city that promotes movement, and healthy buildings with indoor… Read more

Redefining urban space – placing people first

April 28, 2021

The pandemic has given us new perspectives and revealed the flaws in street space distribution and public space as it disrupted people’s travel behaviour, compelling us to work from home,… Read more

Going circular in urban areas to combat climate change

December 9, 2020

As much as nine per cent of carbon emissions stem from the production of construction materials. In order to curb this, from 2020 the EU has decided that 70 per… Read more

Many cities lack climate adaptation plans

November 2, 2020

The worst flooding disaster in more than 100 years recently hit southern France and northern Italy, with the French coastal city of Nice as one of those hit the worst.… Read more

Our cities: Ecological deserts or biodiverse hotspots?

October 14, 2020

Since 1970 close to 70 per cent of wild animals, birds and fish have vanished, according to the WWF Living Planet Report 2020. According to the UN’s own Global Biodiversity… Read more

Cities need to build resilience towards increasingly common heatwaves

July 1, 2020

Extreme heat events will increase in intensity, frequency and duration in the future. The effects of these and other climate changes are becoming increasingly tangible in our fast-growing, densely populated… Read more

Planning for increasing density and climate hazards – how do we create resilient societies?

June 10, 2020

In a time of social distancing, talking about densification is challenging. While any correlation between urban density and the spread of Covid-19 still is unsure, cities and towns must nonetheless… Read more

Limiting infrastructure carbon emissions is key to solving the climate crisis

March 31, 2020

For the first time ever, the Global Risks Report 2020 presented before the World Economic Forum, which reports on the greatest risk perceptions of 750 experts and decision makers around… Read more