From the macro to the micro: analysis from the IES

Andrew Grieve
Blog
August 2013

“161 micrograms of ozone per meter cubed of air as an eight hour rolling mean”.


Sorry, how many microwhats per meter cubes of who? Yes you’re right; it needs some context, some supporting information, a bit of explanation. OK, well, what would you like to know? What is a microgram? What...

Daniel Gosling
Blog
July 2013

Urban development and regeneration in the UK commonly favours geographically defined and marketable projects over more dispersed investment throughout a city’s local high streets. The creation of new, branded urban centres (for shopping, recreation and premium residential) may be regarded by...

Rose Bailey
Blog
June 2013

Urban areas have become a place of growing focus for the mitigation of climate change, and cities all over the world are increasingly engaging and acting where nations are failing to. As complex systems and places of concentrated  consumption, urban areas are acknowledged to have a significant...

Simon Birkett
Article
June 2013

environmental SCIENTIST | Air Quality - should we have achieved more? | April 2013


Don’t drink the water and don’t breathe the air!”


I can still remember the brutal satire of the Tom Lehrer song ‘Pollution’1 in the 1960s. I guess that was what got me...

Dr Paula Owen
Blog
June 2013

Behaviour change interventions have so far had surprisingly limited success in motivating wider society into taking positive environmental actions. Despite constant bombardment of messages regarding melting ice caps, drowning polar bears and exceptional droughts, a significant majority of the...

Jenna Edgar
Blog
May 2013

The current Zeitgeist of sustainability has pushed the role of the ‘ethical designer’ into the forefront of industry. Design is about improving the life of the end user. The decisions we make in the early stages of the design process will affect the way people interact with the world around them...

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