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Nature of Prosperity Dialogue

By Robert Lyons on 22nd November 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 13:30 to 17:30

1.30 – 5.30 pm, Monday 28 November, Westminster

Co-producing neighbourhood resilience

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

New research in a special issue of Building Research & Information explores the social-ecological aspects of neighbourhood resilience through the use of co-production processes. It shows that the scale of the neighbourhood, its social networks and physical aspects are significant for creating resilience - the capabilities and capacities to thrive in response to uncertainty, threats, disturbances and shocks.

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. 

A new report by the World Health Organization summarises evidence on the beneficial effects of urban green spaces, including improved mental health, reduced cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, obesity and risk of type 2 diabetes, as well as improved pregnancy outcomes.  It identifies urban green space indicators which are suitable for wide-scale application in the European Region and proposes an indicator definition and data analysis tool kit for universal use.  This measures accessibility of green spaces of defined minimum sizes suitable for physical activity and mental relaxation. 

Future flood prevention

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

The House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has published its Second Report of Session 2016-17 on future flood prevention. 

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:

The End of Growth

By Robert Lyons on 9th November 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Monday, November 28, 2016 - 18:30 to 20:30

House of Commons, London

The APPG on the Limits to Growth has launched a landmark debate in the Houses of Parliament. In a world of environmental and social limits, is there still a role for economic growth in delivering a sustainable prosperity?

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

Co-producing neighbourhood resilience

By Robert Lyons on 9th November 2016
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 17:00 to 20:30

Sheffield

Smart prepayment and fuel poverty

By Editor on 26th October 2016
Found in: Research and Resources

A new report, written by the Centre for Sustainable Energy for Eaga Charitable Trust and Citizen’s Advice, aims to contribute to a better understanding of the effects of the growing use of smart prepayment (PPM) meters on fuel poverty, in particular amongst households already using conventional PPMs, a group that historically has been poorly served by the energy market. 

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