Climate Urbanism

Climate change demands urgent action. This call is heard most loudly in rapidly growing urban areas. Cities are key to implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement; a coordinated policy effort to combat climate change and adapt to its effects.

By focusing on cities as the most appropriate site of action and prioritising the protection of infrastructures, climate urbanism is transforming the fabric of everyday life.

This theme examines the history, processes and implications of the rise of climate urbanism as a model for urban development.

Research Questions

–    What is climate urbanism and how does it differ from other models of urbanisation?
–    What perspectives inform climate urbanism and with what consequences for how we plan and govern our cities?
–    How, where, and why is climate urbanism embraced, promoted, or contested?
–    How is climate urbanism transforming the physical and social fabric of urban life?

News

March 27, 2019 in Climate Urbanism, Opinion - Climate Urbanism

Four approaches to urban air pollution after Brexit

Poor air quality causes over 7 million deaths a year worldwide, especially in large cities.
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February 26, 2019 in Climate Urbanism, News

Welcoming new staff!

The Urban Institute are delighted to welcome a new member to the team. Linda Westman is a Postdoctoral research assistant working with Vanesa Castan Broto on the ERC-funded LO-ACT project
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February 22, 2019 in Climate Urbanism, Climate Urbanism Event, Event, News

Vanesa Castan Broto: Changing Cities in a Changing Climate

Vanesa Castan Broto: Inaugural Lecture Changing Cities in a Changing Climate Wednesday 20th March at 17:30 in the Diamond Lecture Theatre 2 Debates around the need for urgent, radical action have brought cities to the centre of debates about climate change politics. Technology optimists…
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Events

March 7, 2019 in Climate Urbanism Event, Event, News

Upcoming Seminar Series: Eco-communities in an urban future

Professor Jenny Pickerill, along with colleagues in the Eco-Communities research group and the Urban Institute are organising a seminar series on Eco-Communities in an Urban Future. The series, funded by the Urban Studies Foundation, will involve three workshops during 2019…
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February 22, 2019 in Climate Urbanism, Climate Urbanism Event, Event, News

Vanesa Castan Broto: Changing Cities in a Changing Climate

Vanesa Castan Broto: Inaugural Lecture Changing Cities in a Changing Climate Wednesday 20th March at 17:30 in the Diamond Lecture Theatre 2 Debates around the need for urgent, radical action have brought cities to the centre of debates about climate change politics. Technology optimists…
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November 20, 2018 in Climate Urbanism Event, Event, Life At The Margins Event, Urban Humans Event

Urban Institute Celebration: Research Themes and Book Launch

Double celebration of the Urban Institute's new research themes and book launch, followed by a drinks and networking reception with light food.
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