Gareth attended the final InCluESEV Plenary Conference Energy justice in a changing climate: defining an agenda held at the Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre in London.
Gareth spent 3 weeks in Philadelphia conducting fieldwork looking at the issue of energy efficiency retrofits to the city’s residential housing stock, and particularly an experiment called the Retrofit Philly “Coolest Block” Contest.
Gareth attended the In-CluESEV workshop Towards a transatlantic dialogue on energy efficiency, energy poverty and fairness in climate policy, held in Durham, North Carolina on 6th – 7th October.
He presented a paper about weatherization and climate change policy in Philadelphia, focusing on residential retrofitting.
The UTACC team was busy at the RGS-IBG Conference in London in September. Harriet, Vanesa, Andrés, Gerald and Gareth all presented papers. The large number of energy-related sessions at this year’s conference was notable.
Harriet spent three weeks conducting fieldwork in Hong Kong examining how different experiments in the city are emerging around the issue of reducing the use of air conditioning.
Gareth Edwards joined the UTACC team as the new Research Associate.
Harriet visited JoAnn Carmin at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, Boston, as part of their ESRC-SSRC Governing Climate Change in Urban Centres: An International Comparative Assessment project.
Harriet took part in a graduate class and gave a seminar, and had the opportunity of learning first hand about urban responses to environmental challenges in the city.
Harriet was invited to participate in the IPCC Joint WGII / WGIII Expert Meeting on Human Settlement, Water, Energy and Transport Infrastructure – Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies held in Kolkata, India.
She presented a paper on urban governance and climate change.
The UTACC website searchable database has now gone live.
The DBSA, jointly with the French Development Agency, the French Ministry for Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and the Sea, and the World Bank, hosted a two day dissemination workshop on the challenges posed by climate change to African cities, and how these challenges can be addressed. Harriet Bulkeley presented a report previously commissioned by the World Bank on Cities and Climate Change: The role of institutions, governance and urban planning. The dissemination workshop was held at the DBSA, Vulindlela Academy, Midrand, South Africa.