Advisory Board

Denis Hayes

Denis Hayes

Bullitt Foundation, US
Paul Hodges

Paul Hodges

New Normal Consulting
Richard Lorch

Richard Lorch

Building & Cities
Professor Bernhard Müller

Professor Bernhard Müller

Technical University of Dresden, DE
Professor Tadj Oreszczyn

Professor Tadj Oreszczyn

University College London, UK
Professor Flora Samuel

Professor Flora Samuel

University of Reading, UK
Briony Turner

Briony Turner

European Space Agency: World Climate Research Programme
Alex Wilson

Alex Wilson

Resilient Design Institute, US

Latest Commentaries

Clothing: The First Layer of Personal Comfort

Alongside personal comfort systems (PCS) devices, clothing is another key site for (re)design in a body-centred personal comfort paradigm. Janine Morley (Lancaster University) explains how clothing and PCS could transform how thermal comfort is achieved whilst delivering energy savings and, potentially, increased satisfaction.

Can Personal Carbon Allowances Help Cities Reach Their Climate Targets?

Many cities throughout the world have set carbon and / or energy targets including renewable energy production and emissions reduction goals. Despite the commitment to take action, cities do not directly control the majority of the uses of energy or consumption-related sources of carbon emissions within their boundaries. Could a focus on household energy use, personal travel and consumption of material goods help to achieve this transition at city level? Tina Fawcett (University of Oxford), Kerry Constabile (University of Oxford) and Yael Parag (Reichman University) consider whether and how cities could harness personal carbon allowances in a practical manner.