Posted on 29/11/21 by Kristen Guida
Greening for cooling and clean air The Global Centre for Clean Air Research at Surrey University and University of Wollongong in Australia present this Healthy Green Streets webinar on 1 December, the final webinar in a series looking at street-scale greening for cooling and clean air in cities (the SCAN project). The webinar will feature talks on the relationship between greening of streetscapes, pollution, and heat, as well as tools, resources, and initiatives to enable good practice in city planning and design. To support decision-makers, the SCAN project will develop a new framework for street-scale greening that is generic, inclusive of pollution-cooling trade-offs, evidence-based, and practicable. It will use experimental and modelling approaches, undertake trial demonstrations, and integrate results to create a collaborative platform. Previous project webinars can be seen here.
Building performance evaluation show and tell The Building Performance Network invites interested colleagues to join this session, where a series of building sector experts will share their latest insights in building performance evaluation and how to improve the measurable performance of the built environment. 6 December, 2:30pm.
Job opportunities HM Treasury is looking to fill multiple roles in Climate, Health, and Energy Policy. Deadline is 1 December.
Help shape the Mayor’s skills and employment work The Mayor is inviting applications for seven vacancies on the Skills for Londoners Business Partnership from those who can bring a strong business/employer voice on skills and employment to strengthen Mayoral programmes. The Partnership is chaired by Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor for Business. Its role is to advise the Mayor on the skills needs of employers and how to shape City Hall’s work to meet these. As London recovers from the impact of Covid-19 and transitions to net zero, the Partnership’s knowledge and experience will be increasingly valuable for informing the direction of the Mayor’s skills and employment policy and programmes. Applications are particularly encouraged from business leaders and/or sector representatives with expertise in sectors facing challenges due to factors such as increasing demand, skills shortages or gaps, ageing workforce, automation, Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes the hospitality, green, social care, logistics and aviation industries. Further information on the Skills for Londoners Business Partnership, along with the application pack, can be found here. If you have questions about the content of this pack or to arrange confidential discussion, please contact Claire Sherer at SfL@London.gov.uk. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 7 December.