Lunch hour lectures repository Spring 2009
- Does rule learning make us human?
- The man who invented the concept of pi: William Jones and his circle
- President Obama and America in the World: from inauguration to action
- The Reception of Homer in Byzantium
- Photodynamic Therapy: using light in a gentle approach to cancer therapy by remote control
- One World Week
- Still no black in the union jack
- Darwin Day
- Modelling how water vapour absorbs light
- Children and the environment: independence or obesity?
- Physiology on top of the world - Xtreme Everest
- The future of Brazil
- Sorry, can you say that again..?
- One person households - a resource time bomb?
- Mimicking tissue growth: towards customised, while-you-wait tissue fabrication
- What have the lawyers ever done for us? Law, culture and international agricultural trade
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One person households - a resource time bomb?
3 December 2008
Dr Joanna Williams (UCL Bartlett School of Planning)
In the western world there is a trend towards the growth of small households, especially one-person households. In resource terms, one-person households are likely to consume more land, energy, goods and materials per person than those living in larger households. Thus an increase in one-person households is likely to dramatically accelerate domestic consumption of resources over the next twenty years. This lecture demonstrates the scale of the problem internationally and in the UK. It also investigates innovative solutions to the problem in the UK.
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