Urban Climate Resilience: Tackling Microclimates and Dwelling Overheating

Join us for the launch of Briefing Notes - a new kind of article for practitioners - to discuss adaptation at two related urban scales. 30 June 2021, 12:00 – 13:30 BST

Impacts of Energy Policy on Urban GHG Emissions

Which combination of policy measures are most appropriate for reducing urban emissions? New peer-reviewed research shows how economic, technology and urban building energy models can be combined and used to evaluate policy efficacy.

What Have We Learnt from 20 Years of Occupant Surveys?

This peer-reviewed paper consolidates lessons from 20 years of post-occupancy surveys

Is Urban Density a Key Factor in the Spread of Covid-19?

A new peer-reviewed paper examines the literature on the influence of urban density on the diffusion of Covid-19.

Mainstreaming Zero Carbon - Videos

Watch the presentations and respondents on "Zero Carbon: Can Built Environment Education Deliver?" outlining how built environment education and training needs to urgently change. 

Improving Energy Research Practices

A new peer-reviewed Methods article provides energy researchers with processes and guidance for improving the quality of their work.

VIRTUAL EVENTS: Can Built Environment Education Deliver?

Join us for the launch of the B&C special issue "Education & Training: Mainstreaming Zero Carbon"

Carbon Metrics - videos

Carbon Metrics - videos

Watch the Climate Metrics presentations discussing approaches to measuring and managing mitigation in the built environment. From the special issue launch event at the "Beyond 2020" conference.

Climate Justice - video

Climate Justice - video

Watch the Climate Justice presentations discussing what built environment professionals can do to address climate justice.

Climate Justice – online webinar

Climate Justice webinar on Thursday 24 September 2020 11.00 – 13.30 BST to discuss what further work needs to be done, both by industry and the research community.

Buildings & Cities is listed in DOAJ

We are pleased to announce that B&C has been formally approved for inclusion in The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). The journal has been awarded DOAJ's 'SEAL OF APPROVAL' that is given to only 10% of eligible publications.

New digital tools created for building stocks and cities

This 3D ‘digital twin’ for London can be used for the monitoring, simulation and analysis of the building stock - for improving energy efficiency, reducing fuel poverty and targetting retrofit strategies.

Submit a paper

Submit a paper

Submissions to Buildings and Cities opened on 15 July 2019. We welcome authors from around the world. We offer a rigorous, high-quality review process with a double-blind peer review system.

Author & reviewer support during COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has raised questions about the ways in which Buildings & Cities operates during this disruptive period and we have decided to continue our activities with increased levels of understanding, support and flexibility.

Transforming US Architectural Education and Professional Practice

Have attempts stalled to mainstream zero carbon knowledge and skills in the US architectural curriculum? Where is the impediment? Despite many bottom-up efforts, why are accrediation criteria lagging behind?

Construction Skills for Mainstreaming nZEB: New Tools & Practices

Jan Cromwijk and Veronika Schröpfer introduce new assessment and training tools to assist built environment practitioners and firms in assessing the gap for low carbon skills in order to improve their skills.

Graz Declaration for Climate Protection in the Built Environment:  A Call for Carbon Neutrality

A series of coordinated principles and actions were recently created by the research community for policy makers, researchers and practitioners, through the Graz Declaration.

Following Hal

Following Hal

Elizabeth Shove reflects on the recent passing of Hal Wilhite, Emeritus Professor at the University of Oslo. Hal was also a member of the Editorial Board at Building Research & Information

Ray Cole Awarded the Order of Canada

Professor Ray Cole, Associate Editor of Buildings & Cities, has recently been awarded the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada. Alex Zimmerman discusses Ray's work leading up to this award.

Latest Commentaries

Turkey and Syria Earthquake 2023. A devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the Turkish province of Kahramanmaras. Photo: Twintyre (Shutterstock).

In light of the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, David Oswald and Trivess Moore (RMIT University) reflect on the rights that inhabitants have for buildings to be safe, healthy, comfortable and robust. However, serial and various failings in the construction supply side and its oversight by governments mean greater accountability is needed.

Blind Spots in Energy Policy

As a policy practitioner who leads a national organisation representing households and small businesses in shaping the future of Australia’s energy system, Lynne Gallagher (Energy Consumers Australia) responds to the Buildings & Cities special issue, Energy, Emerging Technologies and Gender in Homes.  Insights from lived experience reveal blind spots in the design, provision and use of smart tech that adversely affect energy outcomes.

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