Topics: Cultural environment protection
EXPERT COMMENT: Building on the greenbelt is central to solving the housing crisis – just look at how the edges of cities have changed
In an article written for The Conversation, Cameron McEwan, Associate Professor in Architecture at Northumbria University and Andreas Lechner, Associate Professor at Graz University of Technology, focus their research on the urban-nature divide, providing a solution of building on the greenbelt to solve the housing crisis.
EXPERT COMMENT Sycamore Gap: what the long life of a single tree can tell us about centuries of change
Only a few individual trees could be rightly labelled as world famous, but the tree at Sycamore Gap along Hadrian’s Wall in northern England was one of them. No wonder its recent felling provoked public outcry and collective mourning.
Northumbria students inspire schools and colleges in national eco challenge
Northumbria University students have joined forces with TV architect George Clarke’s MOBIE charity to support a national challenge to find new ways to make homes more energy efficient.
Psychologists encourage Gateshead households to expand use of innovative heat networks
Experts in consumer behaviour and behaviour change from Northumbria University are working with Gateshead residents to understand how households are using heat networks, in a bid to expand their use across the borough.
EXPERT COMMENT: How Gdańsk is reclaiming its industrial waterfront
Assistant Professor, Jiayi Jin from Northumbria’s Architecture Department, explains how cities can return their waterfronts to residents following the regeneration in The Baltic port city of Gdańsk, Poland.
EXPERT COMMENT: Six lessons to change the climate of climate change narratives
One of the key topics of discussion at COP26 is on how we can work with nature to improve our responses to the climate emergency. As part of our coverage of climate related research undertaken by Northumbria University, we asked Alister Scott, Professor in Environmental Geography, to share his views on the six lessons that governments and decision makers can take from his research.
EXPERT COMMENT: Stop that car, and plan cities around bikes to make cycling a real option for more women
Planners design the infrastructure of cities for cars, not bikes. This needs to change to make cycling a more viable option for more people, says Katja Leyendecker, writing for The Conversation.
EXPERT COMMENT: Climate change: real estate worth billions could become obsolete – unless owners act now
Kevin Muldoon-Smith, Lecturer in Real Estate Economics and Property Development, and Paul Michael Greenhalgh, Professor of Real Estate and Regeneration, both at Northumbria University, discuss real estate in relation to climate change.