Transforming Beijing through eco-urbanisation: the development of Xiongan New Special Zone , China’s ‘second capital’

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Zhan Wang, Xiangzheng Deng, Cecilia Wong and Jiancheng Chen This is the final of a series of three blogs by the research team of the project Eco-Urbanisation: Promoting Sustainable Development in Metropolitan Regions in China, describing…

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How to drive Britain’s new industrial strategy

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Jonathan Michie Professor Michie is Professor of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange at Kellogg College, University of Oxford. This blog is a reposting of an article originally featured in The Conversation. The desire to design and deliver…

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Beijing’s green infrastructure – addressing climate change in a rapidly urbanising megacity

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Wei Zheng and Cecilia Wong This is the second in a series of three blogs by the research team of the Eco-Urbanisation: Promoting Sustainable Development in Metropolitan Regions in China, describing the opportunities offered by green…

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The challenges of sustainability and wellbeing in the context of rapid urbanisation: the situation in Beijing

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Miao Qiao This is the first in a series of three blogs by the research team of the Eco-Urbanisation: Promoting Sustainable Development in Metropolitan Regions in China, outlining the challenges facing Beijing and potential ways forward. …

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Shaping Data Standards for Future Cities

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Rhiannon Law Future cities face many challenges as urban populations increase. Physical resources – such as energy and water – along with healthcare, traffic, public transport and other logistics need careful management in order to meet…

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Stories from the academy: Newcastle City Futures

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Mark Tewdwr-Jones Newcastle City Futures (NCF), led by Newcastle University, was formed in 2014 and grew out of Newcastle’s commitment to civic engagement, and our interest in the future of places. The idea of the civic…

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Citizens and Smart Cities

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William Webster and Charles Leleux (Stirling Management School, University of Stirling) Most of us will have heard something about ‘smart’ cities, but perhaps are unsure what the term really means? Using examples from ‘cutting edge’ research…

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Reducing risks in urban centres: think ‘local, local, local’

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This is the third in a series of three blogs by David Satterthwaite for the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) project. Additional research outputs from the project can…

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Fighting injustice helps in creating resilient urban spaces

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This piece by Gina Ziervogel and Lorena Pasquini, researchers on the Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) project, is a repost of an article originally published on The Conversation. Resilience is a word that’s thrown around…

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Addressing the needs of vulnerable groups in urban areas

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This is the second of a series of three blogs by David Satterthwaite for the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) project. Additional research outputs from the project can…

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