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Businesses need better understanding of built environment

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A UCL Bartlett report has found that business leaders need to invest in sustainability and infrastructure in the built environment if they want to remain competitive on a global scale. Read: The Guardian, More: edieEnergy, FMJ

Drive to improve housing can bring unintended consequences

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Clive Shrubsole (UCL Bartlett) looks at how the reduction of household CO2 emissions can have unintended consequences on buildings, inhabitants and the environment. Read: The Conversation

Green or white? Planted or painted roofs can cool buildings

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Gurdane Virk (UCL Bartlett) looks at two potential ways of reducing the urban heat island effect - planted roofs and white painted roofs. Read: The Conversation

Goodbye to the disposable age

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Dr Andy Hudson-Smith (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) and Professor Daniel Miller (UCL Anthropology) discuss how the digital world can alter our ties to physical objects. Read: New Scientist

Navigating cities

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Panos Mavros (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) talks about using brain scanning technology to monitor how blind and partially sighted people emotionally respond to city navigation. Watch: Sky News (from 3 minutes 50 seconds)

The Country Formerly Known as London

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Professor Yvonne Rydin, Professor John Tomaney and Michael Edwards (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) feature in 'The Country Formerly Known as London' - a despatch from the future, sketching out the contours of an independent London in 2030. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'The Country Formerly Known as London' (from 11 minutes 43 seconds)

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