Review on adapting suburbs for climate change

State of the art review on adapting suburbs for climate change

Project details

Project title: State of the art review on adapting suburbs for climate change for RETROFIT 2050 - Re-engineering the City 2020-2050: urban foresight and transition management

Project duration: 2011-2014

Funded by: EPSRC via a commission from the RETROFIT project

Project leader: Professor Katie Williams

Other researchers:

  • Dr Diane Hopkins
  • Catherine Payne
  • Dr Jennifer Joynt
  • Dr Ian Smith
  • Dr Nada Brkljac-Bates

Research partners/collaborators:

  • on RETROFIT 2050: Cardiff University, Oxford Brookes University, Slford University, Durham University, Cambridge University, RICS, BRE, TATA, ARUP, Core Cities
  • On SNACC team: Professor Rajat Gupta and colleagues (Oxford Brookes University) and Professor Glen Bramley and colleagues (Heriot-Watt)

Project summary

The Suburban Neighbourhood Adaptation for a Changing Climate (SNACC) team were commissioned to prepare a state of the art review on adapting suburbs for the RETROFIT 2050 project.

The project aims to deliver a step change in current knowledge and capacity for urban sustainability by working with key stakeholders to illuminate challenging but realistic social and technological options and pathways for the systematic retrofitting of two core UK city-regions.

Project output

As part of the project, the RETROFIT team have commissioned expert papers and held workshops to explore what technological change will mean for sustainability to 2050 and how this will interact with urban design and planning contexts in the UK. The SNACC team have authored a report and will participate in the workshops. All key project outputs are available online.


Project contact

You can contact the RETROFIT 2050 team directly.


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