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With the forthcoming London Mayoral election not far away in May 2016, Green Alliance, in collaboration with the Campaign for Better Transport, CPRE, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, London Wildlife Trust, National Trust, RSPB and the WWF, looks at the major challenges facing London and sets out big ideas and practical means which would help the new Mayor achieve a greener, fairer capital and a better place to live and work. 

This recent report, published by the Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors, presents the results of a research project which evaluates policy and standards for promoting the delivery of low and zero carbon (LZC) new homes in England, in the context of the 2012 Housing Standards Review and the recently withdrawn 2016 zero carbon target. 

Date and Time: 
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 13:00 to 14:00

Seminar Room 8.119 (a/b), School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

SDRN Mailing, 24 February 2016

By Editor on 24th February 2016
Found in: News

SmartThings Future Living Report

By Editor on 24th February 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

This new report, commissioned by Samsung, explores the concept of future living and how fast-moving advances in technology and engineering, such as the Internet of Things, could revolutionise the way we live. 

Smart Cities & Communities: Shaping the Future

By Editor on 24th February 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 08:30 to 16:30

Manchester

This one-day event, being held at Manchester Conference Centre, explores new advances in technology, such as the expansion of the Internet of Things, which are enabling cities to make an important progress on open data, delivering innovation, and therefore enhancing the lives of citizens.  It will look at what governments can do to help achieve the potential value of technologies in their cities and communities.

New MSc in Future Cities at University of Northumbria

By Editor on 24th February 2016
Found in: News

Stalled Spaces Glasgow

By Editor on 10th February 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

‘Stalled Spaces’ is a community-led city-wide project initiated by Glasgow City Council in partnership with Glasgow Housing Association that focuses on the temporary use of vacant land, under-utilised open space and sites earmarked for development though stalled, to deliver a range of initiatives that promote health and wellbeing.  

Derwenthorpe is being developed as an urban extension of over 500 new homes in York to provide a socially and environmentally sustainable community.  The vision was to offer “a potential blueprint for family living in a truly sustainable community ‘fit for the twenty-first century’” (Derwenthorpe Business Plan, 2009).

Scottish Canals is responsible for a 137-mile network of canals, together with fixed assets such as bridges, locks, buildings and water supply reservoirs, and the diverse range of the organisation’s work means it is potentially subject to more than 130 pieces of environmental legislation.  In order to respond to emerging environmental challenges, reduce the environmental impact of resource use and enhance the environment, Scottish Canals has drawn up its first Environment Strategy.  This assesses Scottish Canals’ current performance in 10 key environmental areas and identifies ways in which

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