Departmental Research Projects
Urban Transitions: Climate change, global cities and the transformation of socio-technical systems
A research project of the Department of Geography.
Urban Transitions is a three year project examining the ways in which cities around the world are responding to climate change. Home to over half of the world's population, cities are significant sources of the greenhouse gases that lead to climate change and are also vulnerable to the impacts of a changing climate. This project analyses how cities are addressing climate change through their energy and housing systems, and the social and technical factors that are shaping the possibilities for urban transitions in the face of a changing climate.
The Urban Transitions project is led by Dr Harriet Bulkeley, Durham University, and is funded by an ESRC Climate Change Leadership Fellowship.