28 Feb 2018

Urban green space provides multiple benefits to city dwellers— both human and non-human. These ‘nature-based solutions’ include mitigating urban heat and stormwater runoff, providing biodiversity habitat and contributing to human health and wellbeing, and social and cultural processes, which are key elements in creating ecological cities.

Chapter
08 May 2017

This paper is part of a series of briefing papers that examine the climate change policies of the countries key to the Paris Agreement and its effective and ongoing implementation.
Executive Summary

Briefing paper
10 Apr 2019

This guide is designed to assist practitioners, policy makers and the wider development community to address urban and human settlement issues into the formulation and implementation of National Adaptation Plans.

Guide
20 Mar 2019

This strategy shows how Auckland Council, corporate partners and community groups are planning towards increasing the average canopy cover from 18 to 30 per cent.

Strategy
01 Oct 2018

This research examines the distributional equity of urban vegetation in 10 US urbanized areas using very high resolution land cover data and census data. Urban vegetation is characterized three ways in the analysis (mixed vegetation, woody vegetation, and public parks), to reflect the variable ecosystem services provided by different types of urban vegetation.

Journal article
10 Dec 2015

The "biophilic architecture" design approach asserts that humans have an innate connection with nature that can assist to make buildings and cities more effective to live in.

Article
27 Feb 2018

This report presents evidences that urban stakeholders need to guide and make the case for climate action.

Report
15 May 2017

This report argues Canberra has an opportunity to become a centre of innovation in living infrastructure (LI) through integrated planning for urban climate adaptation.

Report
05 Jan 2018

In poorer parts of the world, urban experts say efforts to improve cities with cutting-edge technology can run into challenges, particularly when applied in slums.
“A 24-hour smart water meter can only be possible if you’re connected to the water system in the first place,” said Ayona Datta, a reader in urban futures at King’s College London.

Article
11 Sep 2018

There is a consensus about the strategic importance of cities and urban areas for achieving a global transformation towards sustainability.

Journal article
30 Jan 2012

This bulletin reveals areas of the country which require major regeneration of residential, energy, water and communications infastructure, better known as 'grey fields'.

Report