Arup’s new report reveals health ‘triple risk hot spots’

25 July 2014 A new report by Arup examines how hot weather affects cities, including the impact on people’s health. It follows a presentation in the session B2 “New methods and action plans for climate-related heat and health risks” at Resilient Cities 2014, where initial results had been presented. The ‘Reducing urban heat risk’ report is the result of a collaborative research project between Arup, the Greater London Authority (GLA), the London Climate Change Partnership (LCCP), University College London (UCL) and the London Borough of Islington. The project identifies ‘triple risk hot spots’ which are the areas and buildings where Read more

As floods threaten, Tanzania aims to build a megacity that works

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation – Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:15 GMT   A motorcyclist negotiates his way through a flooded road along Bibi titi Mohamed street in Dar es Salaam, following a heavy downpour in March 2014. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Zuberi Musa   DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tanzania’s largest commercial city – one of the fastest-growing in Africa – has redrawn its master plan to try to become a megacity prepared for climate change, and not a city of worsening urban sprawl and flooding. The plan, which looks ahead to 2036, aims to transform the city of over Read more