Smarter Urbanisation and Rapid Growth
Recent project developments
Indian Urban Futures II: How should medium sized cities grow? A second Indian Urban Futures symposium has been announced in collaboration with the Urban Design Group and Westminetsr University for the 31st of May. This symposium follows up a highly successful event a year ago, and will draw together practitioners, researchers and others with an interest in sharing good practice with cities undergoing rapid growth. The theme this year is on ‘Going to Scale’.
News in the field
The World Green Building Council announced a partnership with the China Green Building Council on Monday that could have significant repercussions, considering that China is the largest building construction market in the world with up to 20 billion square meters constructed annually.
What can insights from seven decades of research in Palanpur tell us about economic development, inequality and prospects for India? This recording of a lecture at the LSE brings together experts from many LSE departments and centres to bring insights into current cutting edge research into the Indian economy.
Rising heat and humidity levels sparks concerns across South Asia The journal Science Advances published a report stating that the ‘wet-bulb temperatures’ that provide an upper limit on human survivability are projected across South Asia by the late 21st Century under business-as-usual scenarios of greenhouse emissions. (BBC)
With Local 2030, the U.N seeks to turbocharge its engagement with cities. The United Nations leadership in July unveiled a broad and potentially far-reaching new strategy to bolster the ability of cities to implement their own sustainable development priorities. The initiative also may fundamentally reorient how the U.N. system works at the local level. (Citiscope)
Find out about why SURGe was started, the context of the problems it aims to tackle, and the organisations that will be involved.
Learn about the experimental eco-houses SURGe plans to develop in Tirunelveli, and the 7 innovations that they will utilise.
Access case studies and reports showcasing the best practice found across the world for achieving sustainable and innovative design.
SURGe has been funded and supported by the URBED Trust, a newly created foundation awaiting charitable status with the goals of promoting research and the discussion of cities, urban regeneration, and urbanism. The Trust’s main aims are to promote research into city development across the world, and to act as a forum for debate and discussion.
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