This special issue probes how cities’ complex systems and their interactions in cities (urban density, ‘green’ infrastructure and open space, housing, transport, waste management, water and sanitation, air quality, health systems, and city governance) inhibit or promote public health, wellbeing and equity as well as planetary health.
Investigations into how the retrofitting of domestic building stocks can be accelerated and what capabilities (policies, resources, training and practices) are needed to achieve this.
Research on the specific challenges, impacts and fragilities that urban densification creates at different scales.
An examination of how education and training can provide students with capabilities to create zero-carbon built environments.
An exploration of what constitutes appropriate and scalable carbon metrics in the built environment to inform policy and practice.
An exploration of the built environment’s role in the climate change and inequity nexus: highlighting social inequities and appropriate responses.