E-bikes will calm our cities

E-bikes will calm our cities

There is a quiet revolution underway in the streets around us. Silent and efficient personal electric vehicles glide through the city, the choice of more and more people as a way of getting around. They are improving congestion, improving air quality and improving people’s physical and mental well-being. Ah, you

Homelessness figures predicted to rise through 2018


The quarterly Statutory Homelessness and Homelessness Prevention Relief figures are due to be issued on Thursday 22nd March. The figures have increased quarter on quarter and it is expected that they will not have gone down when the results are published.   Ross Gilbert, managing director at QED Sustainable Urban

Protected species and your development?

Hibernating Doormouse

Why, how, and when to make that survey In the UK a number of wildlife species are protected by legislation which makes it illegal to kill, injure, capture or disturb them and their habitat. For property developers and their contractors, ecological appraisals and protected species surveys are a requirement of the

Are we ruled by natureless economists?

Paris climate protection agreement

The US Supreme Court stopped President Obama's climate protection plan following proceedings by 27 Republican-governed states and business associations (ZEIT ONLINE, 10 February, 2016). Majority leader in the US House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy called Obama's initiative an unlawful misuse of power and a risk to energy security and jobs.