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Public space as the “glue of the city” – what we have learned in lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we live, work, and play in our cities. It doesn’t take long to realise the scale of its impact, as travel plans are cancelled, shops closed, and people banned from gathering in Read more ...

Creating more socially just and diverse cities

People experience the built environment differently according to who they are. Design, planning and management decisions can enhance or restrict a sense of belonging and can add or remove real or imagined barriers between people and communities. Inclusive and cohesive Read more ...

Can carbon sequestration in urban landscapes form part of a net-zero carbon approach to development?

Humans are responsible for artificially mobilising carbon from ancient biomass reserves and releasing it into the dynamic carbon cycle as atmospheric carbon dioxide. This is the root cause of our current climate crisis. We can slow, and in some cases Read more ...