Policies that reduce greenhouse gases can improve human wellbeing
This research assesses the impact of urban policies on human wellbeing.
One size won’t fit all: Buildings have diverse effects on health and the environment across Europe and China
This particular sub-study of URGENCHE examines environment and health implications of the heat and electricity required by the buildings in: Kuopio, Finland; Basle, Switzerland; Stuttgart, Germany; Thessaloniki, Greece; and Suzhou and Xi’an in China.
Biofuels and sustainable development: can sustainability standards stop ‘land grabbing’?
This research focuses on the extent
to which global sustainability
standards and certification schemes
can prevent ‘land grabs’.
Fear of Fracking: earthquakes linked to shale gas exploration cause house prices to fall
This research examines the change in house prices following the release of drilling licenses in 2008.
Fresh approach needed towards regulation and support of ‘green’ social enterprises in the emerging new economy
This research focuses on social enterprises responding to climate change and the regulatory barriers and facilitators they encounter.
Living near the next Fukushima: public perception of risk affects property value
This research analyses the changes in nuclear-risk perception in England and Wales subsequent to the Fukushima nuclear accident.
Energy planning in cities requires holistic assessment of both environmental and health impacts
This research has developed a model for analysing energy related policies and their effects both in the city and beyond.
Stakeholders’ participation: a fundamental prerequisite for equitable and functional Marine Protected Areas
This academic research on MPAs in Europe emphasises the importance of participatory processes in the establishment and management of MPAs.