Imagining Britain in 2050

Publication date:
August 2010

Imagining the future and back-casting to the present situation enables an understanding of the potential implications of current initiatives. This issue attempts to conceptualise how transport, cities, air quality, housing and resource use will have changed by 2050. The importance of behavioural change as well as technical innovation is discussed, along with the changing face of the environmental sciences profession, and the IES with it.

  1. Editorial - Mark Everard and Adam Donnan
  2. Transport in a low carbon Britain - Roger Kemp
  3. Cities and the vision of a green, pleasant and low carbon UK - Dotun Olowoporoku and Jim Longhurst
  4. Will we be breathing easy in 2050? - David Muir and Bernard Fisher
  5. Housing, sustainability and behaviour change - Alina Congreve
  6. Science, technology and sustainable fashion and textiles - Sandy Black
  7. 2050 Bristol - a world leader in green business and sustainable living - Rose Bailey and Jim Longhurst
  8. Environmental science in 2050 (an exercise in wishful thinking) - Adam Donnan
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