Smart Growth: Commuting and the Urban Sprawl

By Finn Beckett-Hester, GLOBUS Correspondent In many nations, commuting is an indispensable part of life for many. Having spent a year in the bustling city of Hong Kong, the benefits of an efficient and highly accessible public transportation system have only become more evident to me. However, transportation is the second biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Urban Planning

Integrating Urban Planning Studies into the Global Sustainable Development Paradigm By Finn Beckett-Hester, GLOBUS Correspondent As of 2007, 50% of the world’s population lived in urban areas (Hanlon, 2007). Currently, the proportion is 55%, and is expected to increase to a massive 68% by 2050 (UNDESA, 2018) as growth becomes increasingly concentrated in urban areas.... Continue Reading →

Together for a Green London

Wild West and Beyond Having grown up in Surrey, just outside London, many weekends and school holidays included day trips to our wonderful capital city: the London Eye, boat trips on the Thames, the Science and Natural History museums being amongst my favourite places to visit. However, as I grew older, I started to see... Continue Reading →

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