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Briefing: Re-Engineering the City 2020-2050 - Urban Foresight and Transition Management

Eames, M and Marvin, S and Hodson, M and Dixon, TJ and Guthrie, P and Lannon, S (2014) Briefing: Re-Engineering the City 2020-2050 - Urban Foresight and Transition Management. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Urban Design and Planning, 167. pp. 1-4. ISSN 1755-0793

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Abstract

Cities may be responsible for up to 70% of global carbon emissions and 75% of global energy consumption and by 2050 it is estimated that 70% of the world's population could live in cities. The critical challenge for contemporary urbanism, therefore, is to understand how to develop the knowledge, capacity and capability for public agencies, the private sector and multiple users in city regions systemically to re-engineer their built environment and urban infrastructure in response to climate change and resource constraints. Re-Engineering the City 2020-2050: Urban Foresight and Transition Management (Retrofit 2050) is a major new interdisciplinary project funded under the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council's (EPSRC) Sustainable Urban Environments Programme which seeks to address this challenge. This briefing describes the background and conceptual framing of Retrofit 2050 project, its aims and objectives and research approach.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainability Town & City planning Urban Regeneration
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div D > Sustainable Development
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2014 12:45
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:15
DOI: 10.1680/udap.11.00032