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Infrastructure failure : how would Anytown adapt?

25 June 2014

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Last week LCCP partner London Resilience hosted three workshops as part of the Anytown project. … Read more

Better data for better resilience

13 June 2014

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This week the ARCC conference took place at Birmingham. The ARCC network is fostering knowledge exchange in the field of adaptation and resilience in buildings, urban environments, transport networks, water resources and energy systems. … Read more

A Crowd Power Plant to foster renewable technologies

5 June 2014

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The Mayor of London’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur 2014’s winner James Winfield, Co-Founder of Crowd Power Plant, shares his experience of contributing to reduce London’s Co2 emissions … Read more

The storm surge of 2013 – 6th December

13 December 2013

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Tim Reeder writes about the storm surge of 6 December – the highest surge levels since the Thames Barrier was built. Tim explores the various forms of flood risk that London faces and outlines the work that the Environment Agency and other LCCP Members are carrying out. … Read more

London given top marks for preparedness in new study

14 August 2013

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Academics at Newcastle University have studied cities’ response to the climate challenge and their report states that that London leads the way. … Read more

Understanding London’s Heat Island

25 July 2013

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As London’s first prolonged heatwave in seven years – including a temperature of 33.5C at Heathrow and the Met Office issuing a level 3 heatwave alert – was brought to a dramatic close with a crash of thunder, it seems an opportune moment to take stock of the recent events. … Read more

Equinox extreme weather guides – alcohol, drugs and mental ill health

6 June 2013

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Charlotte Tarrant writes about how the charity Equinox produced valuable guidance for people who use drugs and alcohol, and for people who suffer from mental health. … Read more

Thames Estuary 2100 – managing flood risk in an uncertain future

15 April 2013

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Tim Reeder explores the Environment Agency’s TE2100 Plan, designed to continue to protect 1.25 million people and £200 billion worth of property in London and the Thames estuary from increasing tidal flood risk … Read more

Trees in Towns

20 March 2013

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Trees have many benefits; they help sweeten the air, they provide habitats for birds and other wildlife, they improve the look and feel of the city, they help in times of extreme heat to provide much needed shade and when the rain falls they help to slow down water into the drainage system.
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Green Deal and Overheating

4 March 2013

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The Green Deal is the show in town in terms of helping us all make our buildings more efficient, using less energy and water, and safeguarding against rising energy prices in the process. For the first time with such a policy, water and energy saving measures have been brought together, in recognition of the importance of hot water saving measures in saving energy. The thing is how will these measures ensure we are ready for our changing climate? … Read more

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