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A new report by the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee argues that the government needs to set out new modelling on air quality following the High Court’s latest ruling and a new approach to air quality post 2019; an emissions reduction strategy that will allow the UK’s carbon budgets to be met; and effective noise mitigation measures enforced by an Independent Aviation Noise Authority. The Government must not allow our air quality standards to be watered down as a result of leaving the EU.

Date and Time: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 09:30 to 15:30

Open University, Milton Keynes

Part of the ESRC Seminar Series (2015-17) – Green Innovation: Making it Work.

The Low Emission Bus Guide

By Robert Lyons on 9th November 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has produced a new guide to low emission buses that is intended to equip bus operators and local authorities with information to aid purchasing decisions, and encourage the adoption of the most appropriate low emission bus technology and associated infrastructure for particular routes and applications. 

The Guide includes real-world bus operator case studies to highlight and demonstrate the environmental and business cases for the range of different technologies and fuels. 

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 10:00 to 17:30

County Hall, Westminster, London

Post Brexit, there is an emerging policy direction that puts infrastructure investment in the centre of an activist fiscal policy and the re-invention of industrial strategy. This is all framed around delivering fairness and inclusion to heal the social chasm revealed by the Brexit vote. 

This raises a huge range of new questions for infrastructure policy makers, strategists and deliverers such as:

Innovations for Sustainable Mobility

By Robert Lyons on 9th November 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00

Nottingham

The aim of the three-year cycle BOOM project, funded by the EPSRC under the UK Research Council’s Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Programme, was to develop a better understanding of how the design of the built environment and technology shapes engagement with, and experience of cycling as people get older and how this affects their independent mobility, health and wellbeing.

CPRE’s sixth paper in its Housing Foresight Series develops the idea of Public Transport Oriented Development – an approach that seeks to integrate land use and transport planning in a sustainable manner.  Effective coordination across many authorities can result in better access to, and take-up of, public transport through the development of high density residential areas close to stations/commuter belts. 

Two new reports investigate ‘smart-eco’ policy trends in the UK and the Netherlands, including case studies of 10 UK cities and four Dutch ones.

The concept of the ‘smart-eco’ city reflects what is often a large overlap between the newer ‘smart’ agenda (usually focusing on areas such as ICT, urban infrastructure and governance) and the existing sustainability agenda (covering areas such as energy, waste management and mobility as well as economic development).

Electric vehicles in Europe

By Editor on 28th September 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

A new report from the European Environment Agency provides a non-technical summary of electric road vehicles in Europe, including those with hybrid technologies.

The report summarises developments on the path to a more sustainable transport system, explains how electric vehicles work and describes the different types of vehicles on the market, outlining their respective advantages and disadvantages. The report looks at measures that promote electric vehicle use and identifies the main barriers restricting their broader use.  

Child in the City Conference 2016

By Editor on 28th September 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Monday, November 7, 2016 - 14:00 to Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 16:00

Ghent, Belgium

The Child in the City Conference is organised to enable social scientists, researchers, practitioners, politicians and city planners from all over the world to share their thoughts and develop new ideas to meet the needs of children in modern cities.  

This year’s conference themes are:

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