News and Events Categories: Built Environment

Prospering from Climate-Resilient Growth in Cities

June 10, 2019

Cities are of particular significance for resilience and adaptation as they are concentrations of exposure and risk: most of the world’s population now lives in urban areas. Worldwide, the urban population is projected to increase to 5 billion by 2030, with 95 percent of the expansion expected in developing countries. Cities are also major drivers … … Find out more

2019 Flood and Coast Conference

May 30, 2019

The Environment Agency’s Flood and Coast Conference 2019 will feature sessions on economic impacts of flooding, effective sustainable drainage, collaboration on climate change adaptation, and resilient growth and regeneration. Our own Anusha Shah of the Thames Estuary Partnership will take part in a panel on climate resilience, with a themed talk: “Time to connect the … … Find out more

Heat Risk in London Group Meeting

May 9, 2019

Our Heat Risk in London Group will meet on June 7. The discussion will include: Health impacts of 2018 weather Modelling of the Urban Heat Island and corresponding health risks CIBSE School Design Adaptation Group For more information or to attend, contact Kristen. Find out more about the work of the group here.

Futurebuild 2019: London’s Climate Resilience

April 5, 2019

ExCel, London London is already feeling the impacts of climate change, both directly with severe weather in the city, and indirectly, because of its interconnectedness with the global economy and reliance on imported resources. This session brought together a range of expertise to explore how to ensure the viability of London’s society, economy, and environment … … Read more

Improving weather monitoring in London

March 28, 2019

LCCP and Space4Climate are organizing a workshop event to hear from experts on weather and related data monitoring. This event follows on from our previous Observing London report and findings. We are interested in how we can better coordinate across data users and providers with different planning and scientific agendas (for example, air quality, heat, other … … Find out more

London Flood Awareness Week 2018

October 17, 2018

London Flood Awareness Week runs from 12-18 November 2018 and involves a partnership of the Mayor of London, Environment Agency, Thames Water and London Resilience working together to improve awareness of flood risk and help Londoners get prepared ahead of the winter months. The website is now up and running. Find out all about things you … … Read more

Urban Albedo: digital tools for urban resilience and growth

September 5, 2018

The Urban Albedo project, which aims to create an urban albedo calculation tool to help planners, urban designers, architects, engineers, and others cool the city through good design and selection of building materials. This event, marking the first day of Green Great Britain Week, provides an opportunity for urban practitioners and planners to learn about … … Find out more

Monitoring Health Sector Adaptation in London

June 1, 2018

We invite colleagues from health and social care sectors to join us for a discussion about climate change impacts on health and well-being, how well London’s health sector is adapting, and how we can monitor progress. Background: The new London Environment Strategy sets out a sector-based approach to climate change adaptation, with the London Climate Change Partnership bringing … … Find out more

Heat Risk in London Group

April 30, 2018

Featured presentations from the GLA GI focus map, a new heat-related Surrey University fellowship, and a project on urban albedo.   For more information, contact Kristen.

Earth Observation Data and City Adaptation Monitoring

February 2, 2018

We’re delighted to invite partners and stakeholders to a workshop bringing together world-class expertise in Earth Observation research and decision-makers from across sectors to support climate change adaptation in London. The workshop, convened by the London Climate Change Partnership and the Space4Climate group, will include three keynote talks to set the context and then a … … Find out more

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