25 Mar 2018

Transforming urban infrastructures is an essential part of creating more sustainable urban regions. But rethinking these complex systems requires a better understanding of their spatial dimensions and their relation with urban morphology and spatial structure.

Journal article
01 Feb 2017

In the light of ongoing global urbanization and the high pace of resource consumption, there is an urgent need to foster compact cities. Currently, however, we lack integrative guidelines on how to manage trade-offs between urban densification and the provision of green space.

Journal article
31 May 2018

New research finds that people are willing to pay more for energy efficient housing, making the case for a mandatory national rating system for existing homes. “Location, location, location” is a time-honoured mantra for pricing property, but research shows buyers and renters are also prepared to pay a premium for energy efficiency.

Article
15 Apr 2018

Cities are investing billions of dollars in climate change adaptation to combat the effects of sea‐level rise, temperature extremes, increasingly intense storm events, flooding and water scarcity. Natural ecosystems have enormous potential to contribute to city resilience, and so, actions that rely on this approach could sustain considerable co‐benefits for biodiversity.

Journal article
01 Jan 2018

Cool roofs and pavements can help cool down buildings and cities. Replacing roofs and pavements with more reflective materials could reverse the urban heat island effect.

Website
01 Oct 2008

Urban areas are usually warmer than their rural surroundings, a phenomenon known as the “heat island effect.” As cities develop, more vegetation is lost and more surfaces are paved or covered with build­ings. The change in ground cover results in less shade and moisture to keep urban areas cool.

Guide
01 Apr 2018

NYC’s forested natural areas provide important benefits to the city including high-quality recreation, enhanced biodiversity, and improved air and water quality.

Strategy
03 Jul 2018

Reducing residential energy use and related CO2 emissions across society requires approaches that understand energy demand as dependent on the performance of a range of interconnected social practices, which includes aspects of timing, location and material contexts.

Journal article
03 Jul 2018

Innovations in the transport sector continue to introduce new opportunities to enhance travel experiences in our cities.

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