UCL Urban Laboratory


New-builds and the climate emergency

11 February 2020

A letter by Clare Melhuish on the environmental impact of new-build developments has been published in The Guardian.

Bobae Lee, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, Gyeongju City

Dr Clare Melhuish (Director, UCL Urban Laboratory) has penned a letter in response to an article published in The Guardian, arguing that many new-builds are not just a blight on our cityscapes, but that they are also a major contributor to the climate crisis.

Image: Development in Gyeongju City, Republic of Korea. Credit: Bobae Lee