Sustainable transitions: Navigating theories and challenging realities. Copenhagen, 29-31 August 2012
The aim of this event was to offer a space for the change of experiences with a broad range of empirical investigations and interventions in the field of transition studies. These include studies of the contribution from firms, industries, organisations, social practices, consumption, civil society and social movements. It also included studies of the territorial and spatial distribution of transition processes and the implications of transitions in the context of developing countries. Full papers are available online.
Under the title of Strategies for sustainability: Institutional and organisational challenges, this event provided a platform for social scientists, economists as well as representatives from civil society working with interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches in the field of sustainable development. A volume of proceedings is available online.
The latest in a series of market and trade profiles from Visit Britain examines tourism in the United Arab Emirates.
The results of a recent study into market perceptions of BIM have been published. The report features feedback directly from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and gives a real indication into what is happening a year after the launch of the government’s construction strategy.
Assisting China on low-carbon development should be at the heart of Government plans to tackle climate change and secure high-value business opportunities for UK firms, a report by MPs on the Energy and Climate Change Committee argues.
A new briefing and map published by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) highlights major new threats to England’s Green Belts
Following a number of recent major fires on construction sites, Neil Storkes, NBS Technical Author and Architect, summarizes the requirements of the CDM Regulations, current fire legislation and HSE guidance, and reviews the implications for the design and specification of projects.
Opponents’ claims that wind energy is an ineffective, inefficient or unreliable technology are unfounded, according to a report published by the Institute for Public Policy Research.
The latest issue of this quarterly journal from the Concrete Centre looks at the use of concrete in building for the London Olympics.
The Foresight Land Use Futures (LUF) Project published its findings as the report Land Use Futures: Making the most of land in the 21st century (the Report) on 26 February 2010. This one-year review (the Review) sets out the Report’s impact in government and other organisations’ policy development and strategic thinking, the work of the research community and in business. The main body of the Review includes statements from the stakeholder organisations themselves.