Author: Kat McManus


Accessible housing: a global challenge for local authorities

The accessible housing challenge The increasing global interest in accessible housing has largely been driven by three factors. Firstly, all regions in the world are experiencing population ageing, with varying severity. In countries with life expectancies above 70 years, the average person will spend 8 years of their life living with a disability. Secondly, the…

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From snow that only melted yesterday: water management in Chicago

This article explores the importance of local waterways to Chicago’s development, how they are tackling ongoing challenges of water pollution, and some of the projects developed by local authorities to improve water management in and around the city.

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Malmö Summit: a short personal reflection

It often seems like we can’t escape from grim news about climate change or the impacts of global warming and the sense that national commitments or international protocols either don’t do enough or won’t be met. Or maybe it feels like we can’t escape from the polarising effects of the politics of climate change at…

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Tiny houses: a neat homelessness solution or a reminder of the problem?

This piece was featured in our Global Local bulletin on ending rough sleeping and featured other examples of using tiny homes to address homelessness. As the ‘self-built tiny house tour’ genre of videos remains highly popular, it’s easy to see the appeal of these dwellings, with their cool space-saving tricks, sustainability and minimalist-yet-cosy interiors. Perhaps…

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