The Inclusive Engagement Toolkit outlines the key steps and principles for enabling equal access to opportunities and resources during consultation and engagement processes for planning.
Breaking the ice: The power of networks
Gone are the days when an awkward chat over a few sandwiches and a cup of tea at a conference was all that networking had to offer. Today, the real…Read More >
Working from home: can emissions really be reduced and what are the broader implications for cities?
The working arrangements of millions of us around the world changed dramatically after COVID-19 lockdowns went into effect globally in March of 2020. Suddenly, working from home (WFH), which was…Read More >
Getting to the bottom of net zero carbon
Here we reflect on the fourth in our series of all-staff talks in which Professor Bill Collins (Meteorology) reflects on what was achieved at COP26. Then Professor Tim Dixon (Construction…Read More >
Superblocks: Barcelona’s car-free zones could extend lives and boost mental health
Could car-free pockets of streets opened up to cyclists and pedestrians offer a solution to the urban problems of pollution and poor mental and physical health? In a recent post…Read More >
Why don’t local people have a greater say in their neighbourhoods?
Professor Gavin Parker’s research has been exploring the issues involved in neighbourhood planning since the policy was introduced by the government in 2011. In a new post for The Conversation,…Read More >
Reading 2050: a vision for future urban living
What will Reading look like in 30 years‘ time? How can we ensure there will be jobs, living spaces and facilities that we can enjoy in a sustainable way? The…Read More >
How research is creating a sustainable built environment for tomorrow’s world
By Professor Tim Dixon, School of the Built Environment, University of Reading As the world’s urban population continues to grow, it will be increasingly important for the built environment sector…Read More >