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

Eames, M., Marvin, S., Hodson, M., Dixon, T. J. ORCID:, Guthrie, P. and Lannon, S. (2014) Briefing: re-engineering the city 2020–2050 – urban foresight and transition management. Proceedings of the ICE - Urban Design and Planning, 167 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1755-0807

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1680/udap.11.00032


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
Divisions:Science > School of the Built Environment > Urban Living group
ID Code:31831
Uncontrolled Keywords:urban regeneration; sustainability; town & city planning
Publisher:Institution of Civil Engineers

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