Will Butler-Adams, the CEO of Brompton, on climate change, fitness and the future of urban transport.
Work, education, entertainment, or simply better connectivity all draw people to urban areas. By the end of this century, around 85% of the world population are predicted to live in cities, but new research has shone a light on what suburban means for emission levels.
Amsterdam’s fig trees are showing why cities will play a vital role in the fight to stop the decline of biodiversity
Ever since humans started to create settlements thousands of years ago, many plant and animal species have struggled to survive. However, some have managed to find a new habitat inside and around urban areas. Could a change in human attitude towards nature help to halt the decline of biodiversity?
In the four years since the Grenfell Tower fire, which led to the unconscionable deaths of 72 people, one key question remains unanswered. Are our buildings any safer? The short answer is: not yet.
When Covid hit the Netherlands in 2020, Amsterdam emptied of visitors overnight. Long-term residents, inured to the permanent noise and litter and tourists peeing in the streets, welcomed the newfound tranquillity. The pandemic, they told the Washington Post, was “a blessing in disguise”.
Life has changed in more ways than one in the Bay Area due to the Covid pandemic, but what effect will working from home have on the housing market, and just what will the new normal look like in San Francisco when the pandemic is officially over?
Parks, gardens, woodlands and grass areas – people and communities use green spaces in myriad ways. Recent data has shown their social, economic and environmental benefits to society.
A joint paper by the World Resources Institute and Ørsted lays out recommendations for how governments can improve public support for the energy transition, highlighting the importance of community engagement.
The Covid pandemic has left a wake of destruction on people’s lives and made a ghost town out of many a high street. So as nations start to get back on their feet, can temporary arts ventures help heal communities and save commercial spaces?
How British community groups are helping refugees integrate – and the government is making it harder
The migrant crisis has been overshadowed by Covid-19, but the problems facing refugees across Europe have not gone away.