Briefing : re-engineering the city 2020–2050 – urban foresight and transition management

Eames, M, Marvin, SJ, Hodson, M, Dixon, TJ, 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 (1) , pp. 1-4.

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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
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Urban Design and Planning
Publisher: ICE
ISSN: 1755-0793
Depositing User: WM Taylor
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2016 09:48
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 09:48
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/40657

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