The ‘People-oriented Cities’ blog series is an exploration of how cities can grow to become more sustainable and livable through transit-oriented development (TOD). The nine-part series will address different urban design techniques and trends that reorient cities around people rather than cars. The fourth and most recent blog post explores how mixed-use development can create social and economic benefits, whilst previous posts have examined ways of designing walkable, bikeable neighbourhoods, features of quality public transport, and transit-oriented development strategies.
The latest In-depth Report from Science for Environment Policy presents an overview of research into social innovation, with special consideration for its environmental implications. In the report, case studies illustrating how social innovation has taken place in real-world settings are presented, from urban beekeeping in Copenhagen to pedal-powered distribution in Paris and community farming in London.