Urban futures and net zero politics: how can city visions help us achieve consensus?

In a world where the urgency of climate action is paramount, recent political controversies have cast a shadow on our collective efforts. Populist right-wing views have driven a wedge into the consensus around climate change, challenging even the feasibility of net zero targets. Visiting Fellow Tim Dixon explores these challenges and the importance of creating shared, long-term visions for our cities, transcending short-term politics, and fostering consensus through deliberative democracy in his thought-provoking blog.

Provoking controversial designs for effective sustainable change: reimagining Tronchetto, and Venice

Olivia White (BA(Hons), Architecture, University of Kent) joined the ‘Sustainable, Healthy Cities: Building for the Future’ Summer School in Venice co-organised by the GCHU, and presents her design for an urban neigbourhood in Venice.

Anna Williams: My experience as a GCHU Summer Intern

BA Geography student Anna Williams joined the GCHU on a four-week Summer Internship where she took on the role of Student Research Associate.

In this blog, Anna summarises her experiences of working in the GCHU research team and her advice for any students considering applying for future placement opportunties.