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New book explores urban retrofitting for sustainability to 2050

Wed, 2014-01-29

“Urban Retrofitting for Sustainability: Mapping the Transition to 2050”, edited by Tim Dixon, Malcolm Eames, Miriam Hunt and Simon Lannon of the Retrofit 2050 project and published by Earthscan Routledge, brings together interdisciplinary research on the financing tools, governance, technologies and systems innovation that would underpin widespread retrofitting of the built environment between the present day and 2050.

Although new zero-carbon buildings are an important part of any low carbon transition, but in existing cities it must occur alongside the transformation of the current building stock and infrastructure. Including contributions from experts in systems dynamics, governance, urban design, renewable energy technologies and water management, the book aims to illuminate some of the key changes and challenges that lay ahead as part of a transition to a sustainable built environment.

The book can be found here.