News and Events Categories: Housing

Urban Climate Walk

July 29, 2021

Climate Walk

As part of an ongoing research project concerned with built form, microclimates, and critical urban infrastructure, Julie Futcher runs an urban climate walk through the City of London. The walk presents a unique view of the city through the role of its buildings in creating distinct microclimates and offers a novel perspective on the city’s … … Find out more

Urban climate resilience: tackling microclimates and dwelling overheating

June 7, 2021

Brick building

A joint LCCP/Buildings and Cities event The design of our cities, streets, open spaces and homes impacts on the local climate (microclimate) as well as on the health of citizens.  Compact urban form is often argued to be a more sustainable approach, but can cause adverse consequences on local microclimates, with localised cascading impacts on … … Read more

LCCP Update 11 May 2021

May 10, 2021

Met Office Industry Climate Week  From 24-28 May the Met Office will be sharing content from climate scientists and partner organisations about what industry leaders are doing to adapt and transition to net zero, and what the latest climate science means for business and industry. On 25 May there will be a webinar on using … … Read more

New London Climate Risk Mapping

March 17, 2021

Climate Risk Mapping 2021

The GLA has released a new mapping tool to analyse climate exposure and vulnerability across London. These maps were produced by Bloomberg Associates in collaboration with the GLA and with input from LCCP partners. The purpose is to help the GLA and other London-based organisations deliver equitable responses to the impacts of climate change and target … … Read more

Net Zero is Not Enough

November 12, 2020

FutureofLondon

Future of London event Coinciding with London Climate Action Week (14–20 November), this webinar examined what more we could – and should – be doing to mitigate the impacts of climate change.  View the video recording here. Throughout 2020, FoL’s major programme, Achieving Net Zero, has been exploring how housing, regeneration, infrastructure and economic development will have to adapt in order to deliver the … … Read more

The Cityscape and the Climate Emergency: toward collaborative action

Case Example - Transforming Urban2

LCCP organized this event to bring together experts from across disciplines (and continents) to explore the challenges of adapting to climate change in our complex and interconnected urban environments. We heard about why net zero poses risks to healthy indoor environments, how greening has benefits for health and adaptation, how the Green Finance Institute plans … … Read more

Workshop series: Creating a Nature-Based Solutions Framework

July 16, 2020

NBS picture

UKGBC is running a two-year Increasing Nature-based Solutions programme to enable more ambitious industry targets and increase the application of nature-based solutions (NBS) in urban areas for climate resilience and environmental net gains. This is designed to help the built environment sector achieve the ambition, that “By 2030, all buildings and infrastructure will, throughout their lifetime, be climate resilient and maximise … … Read more

Green Infrastructure for Health, Well-being, and Climate Resilience

July 3, 2020

Green wall

The London Climate Change Partnership, in partnership with the MESH climate services network, organized this online event during London Climate Action Week about green infrastructure to promote health, well-being, and climate resilience in indoor and outdoor building environments. With everyone talking about the importance of green space for health and especially in light of COVID-19 (but … … Read more

Vegetation Health in a Changing Climate

June 29, 2020

primirosehill

Green space is increasingly recognised and promoted for its social and environmental benefits – including health and well-being, as a sanctuary for habitats and species, and for its ability to keep us cool and mitigate flooding. It’s also a key component of our sports and recreation facilities. However, as our climate changes and we see … … Read more

COVID-19 and Heatwave: Managing Concurrent Risks

June 22, 2020

London from the air, looking East

This meeting was organized by the LCCP in collaboration with the Greater London Authority Fire and Resilience team and Public Health England (PHE). It follows the publication of a new set of PHE resources and advice about managing heatwave in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose was to provide an opportunity for local health and … … Read more

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