Low carbon cities

Discussion paper

Fab City whitepaper: locally productive, globally connected self-sufficient cities

The Fab City is an international initiative to develop locally productive and globally connected self-sufficient cities. This document explains how the Fab City project aims to build a new economy based on distributed data and manufacturing infrastructure.
Report

Benchmarking urban exchanges: lessons for Melbourne

This benchmarking report outlines the potential future themes and activities to foster Melbourne’s transition toward a more sustainable and healthier city.
Report

Renewables in cities: 2021 global status report

This report provides an overview of the status, trends and developments of renewable energy in cities, using the most up-to-date information and data available.
Book

Climate crisis, equitable engagement, inclusive cities: rethinking urban mobility

In this ebook, Canadian-based urban scholar Shauna Brail, addresses the grand challenge of serving people’s mobility needs in cities while grappling with climate change impacts.
Conference paper

Understanding climate experiments and the role of city networks in transforming experiment outputs to long-term climate change mitigation and adaptation outcomes

This paper has reviewed relevant literature and developed a conceptual framework to explore the complexity of climate experiments and the importance of city networks to achieve larger climate change mitigation and adaptation outcomes.
Conference paper

Cities as forerunners: local climate governance and the carbon neutral city

This paper explores how knowledge of global climate change is re-scaled to local levels through city making discourses and practices such as municipal carbon accounting, and conversely how local experiments in low carbon transitions are framed as mobile and replicable solutions to a suite of...
Report

Renewables in cities: 2019 global status report

This report is the first in what is to become an annual stock-take of the global transition to renewable energy at the city-level. REN21 is developing this series to build up reliable data on and create a comprehensive picture of renewable energy developments in cities...
Commentary

Australia's still building 4 in every 5 new houses to no more than the minimum energy standard

This article discusses house energy regulations and argues that the rate of houses built to a minimum standard is a negligible proportion to an optimal performance standard. The standards should be reviewed regularly to ensure optimal economic and environmental outcomes.
Discussion paper

The renewable city: the future of low carbon living

This paper is also an urgent call to heed the need for rapid proliferation of LCL principles and projects, and their mobilization across the built environment production system. It is a call to build an open market for this by creating the required regulatory and...