Tag: Real Estate

3
Apr

Planning for yesterday: Why are we building as if we live in a stationary climate?

When planners, architects and designers build major pieces of infrastructure they, very prudently, consider the impact of future extreme weather events. However as thousands of flood victims in the north of England (and millions more around the world) found out in 2015, these measures do not always prevent failure. The reason for this is that it is becoming harder and

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31
Mar

At the crossroads: A 90 trillion dollar, once-in-a-century opportunity to make the world climate resilient

We are at a US$ 90 trillion infrastructure crossroads, according to a new report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Over the next 15 years, the world will need to spend the staggering sum, more than doubling its current infrastructure stock. The scale of the challenge is huge, but offers a massive opportunity to build climate resilience

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25
Mar

Urban climate change adaptation: The design angle

A few weeks ago, we published an article highlighting the importance of urban climate change adaptation in rich countries. Today, we want to draw your attention to how a Danish landscape architecture firm is using design to build climate resilient infrastructure in Copenhagen. According to the IPCC, Denmark (among other things) will have to deal with more frequent and heavier

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