The Arctic Resilience Report is a science-based assessment that aims to better understand the integrated impacts of change in the Arctic. Its goals are to: identify the potential for shocks and large shifts in ecosystems services that affect human well-being in the Arctic; analyse how different drivers of change interact in ways that affect the ability of ecosystems and human populations to withstand shocks, adapt or transform; and evaluate strategies for communities and governments to adapt. An interim report is now available, with the final report expected in May 2015.
Retrofitting homes for a future climate: emerging trends from recent industry surveys on climate change adaptation.
The aim of the workshop was to provide a platform for exchange of survey findings and consideration of emerging general trends/findings from five recent climate change adaptation themed surveys. A summary of the presentations and discussions are available on videos.
This infographic presents the very latest figures on finance for disaster risk reduction. It provides a preview of a report, due to be released in the summer of 2013, which will present a thorough review of natural disaster related financing using the Disaster Aid Tracking database.
Figures for overseas visits to different places around the UK from the Office for National Statistics International Passenger Survey are available now to download. Data is available for: comparison of visits to different parts of the UK; detailed trend data for each nation and region; and visits to counties and towns.
This reference manual is designed for those investors who are new to the Paris market. It provides an overview of the Paris region’s economy and principal real estate sub-markets before looking in closer detail at the legal and fiscal aspects of property investing in France.
The Summer 2013 issue of Living Architecture Monitor contains a number of articles on green roofs.
Recently presented at the BIM Show Live 2013, Dr Stephen Hamil, NBS Director of Design and Innovation, discusses how NBS Create and the NBS National BIM Library can be used to enable information flow throughout the entire BIM process, thus maximising the benefits of BIM.
This new website is a collaboration between Warwick Business School and the Design Council uniting behavioural science with design-thinking. It aims to help organisations from all sectors understand the role of behaviour in the challenges they face and adopt new approaches through design-led innovation. Current projects are related to health and wellbeing, sustainability and consumer empowerment.
Europeans live longer and healthier lives than in the past, partly due to successful environmental policies that have reduced the exposure to harmful environmental contaminants in air, water and food, according to a new report. However, these contaminants are still a problem, and several new health risks are emerging, for example, from new chemicals, new products and changing lifestyle patterns.
Well planned street systems in cities hold the key to better mobility, provision of urban basic services as well as economic productivity, according to UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos. In this working paper he argues that urban planners must address well thought out streets when coming with urban plans.