Sustainable human habitats

Case studies from the first Commonwealth Futures Climate Research Cohort

Aerial shot of cityscape at night

According to UN estimates, nearly 7 of 10 people in the world will be living in urban areas by 2050. Since cities are responsible for the vast majority of global carbon dioxide emissions, achieving sustainable urban development will also unlock the climate solutions we urgently need.

The journey begins with the creation of new knowledge and approaches to urban development through research and community engagement. In this theme, members and mentors of the Climate Research Cohort who specialise in the built environment share their visions for future proof, sustainable, and equitable human habitats.

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The road from research to action: a sustainable engineering perspective 

By Dr David Oloke, University of Wolverhampton, UK

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Experimental Vertical Greening Systems (4)

The just city is one in which equity and fairness are entrenched...where gaps between the many poor residents and the few rich people are erased. It means that all inequalities – whether socio-economic, spatial, or environmental  are eliminated."

- Dr Olumuyiwa Bayode Adegun, Federal University of Technology, Akure