Citizens emerge from the slums

PhD student Ying Gao's research reveals that the urban poor in the developing world are politically engaged and capable of effecting change.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science • mit
today ~8 min

Five numbers that lay bare the mammoth effort needed to insulate Britain's homes

Insulate Britain, a new environmental campaign group, is right to highlight the need for action on home insulation.

Ran Boydell, Visiting Lecturer in Sustainable Development, Heriot-Watt University • conversation
Sept. 14, 2021 ~7 min

‘Noisy’ data can worsen credit inequality

"Noisy" data can trip up artificial intelligence tools that calculate credit risk, leading to disadvantages for low-income and minority borrowers, research finds.

Edmund L. Andrews-Stanford • futurity
Aug. 26, 2021 ~8 min

London's Marble Arch Mound was a fiasco in a city losing so many green spaces – but pop-up parks can work

Pop-up spaces can be successful, they just need to be better thought through and created with urban ecology in mind rather than economics.

Ian Mell, Reader in Environmental & Landscape Planning, University of Manchester • conversation
Aug. 17, 2021 ~8 min

Why some people stay in their neighborhood after a flood

To help people who live in areas with high flood risk consider moving, you need to first understand how they decide to stay or leave, says Anna Rhodes.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Aug. 9, 2021 ~4 min

Climate change: Wales 'to build 20,000 low-carbon social homes'

A Welsh minister is to set out plans to tackle a housing shortage and the problem of climate change.

bbcnews
Aug. 4, 2021 ~4 min

As coastal flooding worsens, some cities are retreating from the water

Done right, managed retreat redesigns communities to be better for everyone. Here's how it's evolving for the future.

Katharine Mach, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Miami • conversation
July 16, 2021 ~9 min

'Managed retreat' done right can reinvent cities so they're better for everyone – and avoid harm from flooding, heat and fires

Managed retreat doesn't always mean leaving. It's about preserving the essential while redesigning communities to be better for everyone. Here's what that can look like.

Katharine Mach, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Miami • conversation
June 21, 2021 ~8 min

'Managed retreat' from climate disasters can reinvent cities so they're better for everyone – and avoid more flooding, heat and fires

Managed retreat doesn't always mean leaving. It's about preserving the essential while redesigning communities to be better for everyone. Here's what that can look like.

Katharine Mach, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Miami • conversation
June 21, 2021 ~8 min

'Managed retreat' can reinvent cities while protecting lives when climate change floods, burns or bakes the land

Managed retreat doesn't always mean leaving. It's about preserving the essential while redesigning communities to be better for everyone. Here's what that can look like.

Katharine Mach, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Miami • conversation
June 21, 2021 ~8 min

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