Achieving zero carbon homes

achieving net zero developments, goldsmith street

Guest blog post from Sarah Birt on how cities will deliver on their climate emergency declarations through achieving zero carbon developments. New housing developments, in particular, are under pressure to balance ‘net zero’ with affordability and project viability, which is easier said than done.

City Makers’ Forum: London’s Green Recovery

City Makers Forum: London's Green Recovery, Olympic park image

This City Makers’ Forum invited cross-sector speakers working at the frontline of London’s recovery response to assess London’s ambitions for a green recovery. Can we capitalise on this opportunity, and pull together to leverage public support and political will, to ultimately deliver a recovery that is fair and equitable for all?

Notes from a small (weird) town

road sign in utah

  Just visited my old stomping grounds in Moab, Utah, pop. 5,200. A uranium town, adventure sport hub and now second-home magnet, this joyous mash-up of rednecks, hippies and everyone in between has boomed and busted repeatedly. It’s now at risk of becoming a municipal cautionary tale. After years of … Read more

Effective Partnerships for a More Resilient London

Flooded London photo credit: Charles Hutchins (CC BY 2.0) https://flic.kr/p/phYcey

On 20 April, Future of London brought 18 senior representatives from local authorities, housing associations, consultancies, law and insurance to discuss partnership working to improve London’s resilience to climate change. This was the second roundtable in our major research project, Managing London’s Exposure to Climate Change. (A summary of the … Read more