Low carbon cities

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...
Report

APEC Low Carbon Model Town (LCMT) project dissemination phase 1: final report

The APEC Low-Carbon Model Town (LCMT) Project Dissemination Phase 1, which succeeds LCMT Project Phases 1-7, seeks to accelerate the dissemination of low-carbon towns in order to manage rapidly growing energy consumption in the APEC region.
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.
Article

CRC for Low Carbon Living forum: Australia’s low carbon future at our fingertips

Cooling hot suburbs, low tech ways to save energy in pools and breakthroughs in wastewater treatments were highlights at the recent CRC for Low Carbon Living conference last week in Adelaide. Each pointed to the sound body of evidence underpinning good urban planning decision.
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...
Policy

Greater Newcastle metropolitan plan

As Australia’s seventh largest city and global gateway for northern NSW, Greater Newcastle faces a new future with investment in aviation, transport, education, health and tourism. This first-ever Metropolitan Plan for Greater Newcastle, and first for a non-capital city in Australia, aims to capitalise on...