Sustainable Cities – Commissions

Faced with depleting local authority resources and in times of change – both in terms of political leadership, centralisation vs devolution, economic challenge and environmental change – can ‘commissions’ such as those set up in Birmingham, Sheffield and Liverpool help shape the future strategic direction of a city’s commitment to environmental sustainability?  As local strategic partnerships…

Develop locally sourced heat from Rivers

Regions given helping hand to develop locally sourced heat  Earlier posts on this blog advocate the development of heat networks, so it is encouraging to see the UK Government’s support in developing a better understanding of the potential to capture heat from major rivers across England.

The Number One Thing We Could Do to Improve City Life – CityLab

At this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival, a group of journalists, professors, and non-profit leaders were asked to predict the future of livable, walkable cities. “If I could have one wish for people who live in cities,” says Conservational International’s M. Sanjayan, “it’s that we find ways to connect back to nature, to remind [people] that nature…