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

Dismantling Power and Bringing Reflexivity into the Eco-modern Home

Can renewable and smart energy technologies in the home avoid negative consequences for gender, power, and nature-society relations within the domestic sphere? Olufolahan Osunmuyiwa, Helene Ahlborg, Martin Hultman, Kavya Michael and Anna Åberg comment on ‘Masculine roles and practices in homes with photovoltaic systems’ (Mechlenborg & Gram-Hanssen, 2022) – published in a recent Buildings & Cities special issue ‘Energy, Emerging Tech and Gender in Homes’.

The Launch of SURGe at COP27: Breakthrough or Déjà Vu?

The overall outcomes of COP27 (held in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt) have been reported by some as disappointing. However, leading city networks such as C40 and ICLEI claim that subnational governments and cities have made a significant breakthrough with the launch of the Sustainable Urban Resilience for the Next Generation initiative (SURGe). This commentary explores how much of a breakthrough this really is.