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Need an elegant antidote to global warming? Look to B.C.

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Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Energy Institute) comments on the use of British Columbia’s carbon tax as a model. Read: Globe and Mail

Southbank skate debate: ‘The undercroft works better culturally than functionally’

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As skateboarders lose their battle to win ‘village green’ status for Southbank’s undercroft, Professor Iain Borden (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture), discusses its future. Read: Architects Journal (£)

London: Tomorrow’s city

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Dr Andy Hudson Smith (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) comments on how technology can play a bigger role in helping to make smart cities. Watch: BBC News More: BBC News II

Housing boom brings year of the £40k brickie

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John Kelsey (UCL Bartlett) comments on labour shortages in the construction industry, saying that the UK has previously depended on importing labour and no longer has an efficient system for training apprentices. Read: The Observer

Thousands of affordable homes axed

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Michael Edwards (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) comments on the use economic viability assessments by housebuilders and property consultancies to significantly reduce the number of affordable homes in order to ensure large profit margins. Read: Guardian

Tomorrow's cities: Sensor networks for the elderly

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"Smart homes are not about internet-connected fridges, who wants that? But if sensors could tell me when my dad opened a fridge, I would know that he is OK,” says Professor Andrew Hudson-Smith (UCL CASA). Read: BBC News

New £1m skatepark to replace Southbank's undercroft? Not interested, say protesters

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Prof Iain Borden said he could understand their refusal as he agreed the existing site was best. But he said the Southbank had done more than any developer he had known to provide an alternative for skaters as well as BMX-ers and graffiti writers. Read: Standard More: Guardian

Social science Academicians announced

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Among the 51 academics given the title are Sir Peter Hall, professor of urban regeneration and planning at University College London, a town planning and regeneration pioneer. Read: Times Higher Education

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