International Resource Panel 2012Theme(s): Decoupling and Resource Flows
Project Leader(s): Prof Mark Swilling
This report applies the concept of decoupling to the urbanisation challenge, looking at the role cities could play in a transition toward sustainability by investing in infrastructure that supports decoupling. Theoretical arguments were complemented by 30 case studies from around the world that demonstrate the concept of decoupling at the city scale. The project ran over 2 years, and involved the coordination of over 30 authors from around the world.
Collaborating Institutes: Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF) at Salford University