Neighbourhoods often appear complex. It is difficult to ascertain how they can be assessed in terms of sustainability performance and to identify what needs to be done to improve them. Green precinct and urban assessment tools offer some insight but … Continue reading How do you develop sustainable neighbourhoods?
The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) indicates that ‘multiple synergies will be required to achieve the goals of sustainable development, including climate adaptation and mitigation, poverty eradication and reducing inequalities’. So what might these synergies by? This is explored … Continue reading What are ‘Multiple Synergies’?
This new paper explores alternative approaches to addressing climate change and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. It is based on a neighbourhood-driven approach which enhances sustainability performance through creating local facilities, installing sustainable technologies, creating new organisational and governance structures … Continue reading Capable Neighbourhoods
There is increasing consensus that neighbourhoods will be a key factor in achieving improved urban sustainability (Choguill, 2008; Gibberd, 2013; Williams, 2007). Neighbourhoods which provide support for sustainable living and working patterns in the form of local access to education, … Continue reading Applying the Built Environment Sustainability Tool to Assess and Improve Neighbourhoods