Monthly Archives: April 2013

Congestion Charging

This is a really good TEDx talk about how about Stockholm persuaded its citizens to vote for congestion charging. We may need to revisit such schemes in the future in the UK given the lack of funding for transport improvements in cities and given the step change that is needed in the way we travel. […]

Major China-EU Climate Change Conference at Birmingham’s NEC April 17th

A significant conference focussing on EU China interaction in the low carbon economy is taking place as part of the Sustainability Live Exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham on April 17th 2013. Key speakers on the line up include Connie Hedegaard EU Climate Action Commissioner and Chen Futao from the Chinese Embassy. China is still growing […]

Birmingham’s Green Commission: Is it the Step Change we need?

I SUMMARY An important document for a vitally important subject area. The Commission outlines in effect a work programme to tackle above all CO2 emissions. It summarises the significant work handed over by the previous administration; takes a comprehensive approach and shows some commitment to the agenda. It largely ducks the thorny issue of resources […]

#BirminghamThinkers 2013 Finalised List

Here is the final list of #birminghamthinkers 2013 You can also download a A4 poster celebrating the list  (click on the picture) Now why this exercise? Well I think there are many issues that face this city both here and now and coming at us fast. This city will have to change more in the […]

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