News and Events Categories: Overheating

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

Climate-resilient schools

June 22, 2021

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The effects of overheating, flooding, and poor air quality are already being felt in our buildings, including our schools. Some 49 percent of London’s schools are at high or medium risk from surface water flooding. High temperatures already affect the wellbeing and concentration levels of schoolchildren. Climate change will increase the frequency and severity of … … Read more

Creating an urban heat service for London

June 9, 2021

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Through the Strategic Priority Fund’s UK Climate Resilience Programme the Met Office has funding to develop a prototype urban climate service to meet urban user needs for managing heat risks in cities.  This service is in early development and comprises two parts – the first is an urban “Heat Pack” that comprises a set of factsheets providing … … Read 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

ICE London Infrastructure Workshops

March 17, 2021

ICE workshop

ICE London Infrastructure workshops Tuesday 23 – Tues 30 March 2021 Ahead of the London Mayoral Election on Thursday 6 May, ICE London is holding a series of online workshops to collect the views of ICE members and stakeholders in the built environment to on what the Mayor’s infrastructure priorities should be. Our five key … … Find out more

New London Climate Risk Mapping

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

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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

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

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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

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