Cambridge unveils plans to become Retrofit City

12 Jun 2013

A new network of public and private sector organisations aims to carry out retrofits across Cambridge, bringing down carbon emissions, cutting energy costs, and helping to make it the first city to meet the UK Climate Change Act carbon reduction target of 80% by 2050.

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Tomato

Prize tomato

30 May 2012

A group of students on the University of Cambridge’s MPhil course in Engineering for Sustainable Development has devised a project that will help Mexico’s small producers of tomatoes by improving productivity and reducing wastage.

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Detail from NASA Blue Marble 2007 West

Building our capacity to endure

13 Apr 2012

In its inaugural list of the top 50 most influential people for sustainability in the UK, Building Design magazine has listed three Cambridge academics. The range of work they do gives us an overview of just how broad the meaning of sustainability is.

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icy world

Cambridge Ideas: This Icy World

30 Mar 2011

Cambridge University glaciologist Professor Julian Dowdeswell has spent three years of his life in the polar regions.

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London Terraced Houses

Bleak housing

15 Sep 2010

Britain faces a future of more volatility in the housing market and worsening housing affordability if drastic measures are not taken, senior academics are to warn.

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