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SDRN Mailing, 4 May 2016

By Editor on 4th May 2016
Found in: News

SDRN Mailing, 4 May 2016

By Editor on 4th May 2016
Found in: News

The construction industry accounts for approximately 60 per cent of UK materials use and one third of all waste arisings.  Commonly buildings are stripped out every few years and often torn down well short of their design life, with little in the way of products or materials being reclaimed for reuse. 

Green Belt Under Siege: 2016

By Editor on 4th May 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

Recent research from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) shows that housing development proposed for England’s Green Belt has increased by 50,000 since March 2015, with 275,000 houses now planned to be built on this land.  The findings came from local CPRE county branches, which gathered information on proposals in adopted or advanced local plans to release land from the Green Belt for housing development and other purposes.  The map, Green Belts Under Threat April 2016, shows buildings proposed on Green Belt land which are an increase on March 2015 and also new areas under threat,

London: Global Green City

By Editor on 20th April 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

Laurie Laybourn-Langton and Harry Quilter-Pinner’s report for IPPR assesses the key environmental challenges the new mayor of London will face after the May 2016 election. 

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 09:00 to 17:00

London

Ecosystems Knowledge Network’s conference will consider the role of green infrastructure – the networks of natural features that are crucial for climate change adaptation and the health and well-being of city dwellers – and how a more effective case can be made for restoring the natural capital of our cities. 

Date and Time: 
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 09:00 to 17:00

London

The Global Sustainability Institute’s (GSI) Balance Network and the Communications and IT Policy panels of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) are hosting this symposium which will look at new ways of understanding and exploring ‘work-life balance’ (WLB) in the digital age. 

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:15

University of Leeds

The City of Glasgow, known historically as ‘Second City of British Empire’, was instrumental to the Industrial Revolution and to the making of a modern economics of capital accounting. By 1945, the Glasgow Corporation owned considerable assets, including extensive energy networks. In 2016, Glasgow City Council is a microcosm of the British economisation of welfare, and the city’s energy suppliers are predominantly trans-national private enterprises. 

Following completion of the three-year Low Energy Apartment Futures (LEAF) project – an EU project improving the energy efficiency of apartment blocks, led by Changeworks in Scotland, the international project team has produced a project brochure and final report to join the range of other materials arising from the project, such as a technical toolkit for retrofitting and an engagement toolkit – a guide for property and building managers to help support energy efficiency improvements in apartment blocks. 

Up in the Air – Part 1, published in November 2015 by Policy Exchange in partnership with King’s College London, revealed that more than 12 per cent of London’s total area exceeded legal and healthy limits for nitrogen dioxide in 2010.  The second part of their report proposes a comprehensive package of measures to reduce emissions and improve air quality in London.  It focuses on road transport and gas combustion – which combined are the major causes of pollution in London.  The report suggests what the next Mayor of London, and others, need to do to clean up London’s air, whilst taking ca

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