Why planners need to think big on the environment
Environmental change impacts us through global warming and biodiversity decline. Both respond to each other, and right now that feedback is negative. The planning profession has the tools needed to take up this call and we, as planners, must act. It will require a new manifesto, writes Jeremy Hinds, planning director at Savills.
Buildings are making cities hotter – Spacemaker has a solution
Packed with concrete and a lack of greenery, cities can be far hotter than rural areas around them. Retrofits to fix the problem can be expensive, but Spacemaker has a tool that could help developers avoid the problem in the future.