Cities Low Carbon Transitions and Barriers to Entry

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With global climate change targets set to keep the average mean global temperature from exceeding a 2°C rise, decisive changes are required and cities are at the epicentre of both the causes and solutions.  Urban area’s account for less than 3% of land area yet hold over 50% of the global population [1]. Currently around three […]

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Urban Sprawl and the need to improve mobility

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Transportation networks are fundamental in the shaping of urban areas, arguably none more so than the car. As Calthorpe explains that cities have been ‘unconsciously designed’ by its roads and highway structures. The result has been consistent as can be seen in many cities around the U.S.A, urban areas with low density settlements have become […]

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Urban Mobility: A Complex Transition to Low Carbon

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An improved understanding of mobility in combination with more sustainable forms of transport is key to the future of cities and the transition to low carbon mobility. For this to occur a mix of multiple forms of mobility is required, leading to the question, what are these various forms of mobility and what solutions do […]

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Driving Investment toward Low Carbon Energy in the Global South

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It is crucial that climate policy addresses the global investment challenge as a transition to a low carbon society will require a substantial financial investment. The International Energy Agency estimates that to meet the rising global energy demand an infrastructure investment of US$37 trillion is required by 2035. This translates to an annual investment of […]

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