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Date and Time: 
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:30

London

There is now ample and robust evidence that green infrastructure is good for people’s health. How can we plan, design and manage green spaces to maximise their value to people’s health and wellbeing? How can we improve the health and wellbeing value of existing green spaces? What do we know – and what do we still need to research?

The economic value of our green spaces

By Robert Lyons on 19th March 2018
Found in: Research and Resources

A new report by the Land Trust argues that well-maintained and well-managed green spaces change lives for the better, but only with long-term funding in place. 

Currently, the report argues, investment in restoring derelict land or transforming land into green space is perceived as having no economic value. Land Trust research, however, suggests this view is wrong and that there are positive economic benefits for all.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:30

Cardiff

This one-day seminar, organised by the Outdoor Recreation Network, will look at the changing nature of monitoring participation in outdoor recreation. It is aimed at researchers, analysts, academics and policy makers from across the Outdoor Recreation Sector.

The seminar will cover three main themes

  • Changes to national policy and strategy – and how that influences ‘what’ we want to monitor (for example measuring levels of physical activity or economic expenditure).

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00

The ITRC-MISTRAL research programme has arrived at a critical milestone in the development of infrastructure systems analysis. During its first five years, ITRC developed NISMOD, the UK’s first National Infrastructure Systems MODel, integrating energy, transport, digital, water and waste systems analysis.

New research, by Newcastle University, UK, has for the first time analysed changes in flooding, droughts and heatwaves for all European cities using all climate models.

Published in the academic journal Environmental Research Letters, the study shows:

Climate change impacts on the historic environment

By Robert Lyons on 21st February 2018
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00

This one day seminar will bring together heritage organisations from across the UK to showcase work being undertaken to identify and quantify risks from climate change, and to share best practice. 

This event will have particular relevance for practitioners or organisations who are looking to better understand the risk climate change poses to their own estate or property, or to the wider historic environment.

Solid Wall Insulation: Best Practice and Innovation

By Robert Lyons on 21st February 2018
Found in: Research and Resources

This report for BEIS by Cambridge Architectural Research's and UCL compares the features of eight materials for solid wall insulation that are currently available on the market, and considers new methods for insulating walls that could increase take-up of wall insulation in future.

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This report by the Centre for Sustainable Energy commissioned by Historic England presents the findings of a research project carried out to understand better the areas of convergence and conflict between current legislation, policy and guidance. A further aim of the project has been to suggest ways in which Local Authorities might increase understanding between departments and stakeholders, and develop more integrated and better-informed approaches to policy and decision-making.

This Eftec study for Defra provides initial physical and monetary estimates for a subset of ecosystem services at a scale that is commensurate with a reasonable level of robustness given the data and evidence available and offers recommendations for refining and further developing the initial UK urban natural capital account.

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Energy use in the built environment

By Robert Lyons on 15th November 2017
Found in: Events
Date and Time: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:30

Cardiff

Energy use in housing in the UK accounts for 27 per cent of carbon emissions. Therefore improving energy efficiency and using renewable energy in housing stock presents a great opportunity to contribute towards the 2050 target of an 80 per cent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

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