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Sustainability and transformation in the NHS — BBC1 'EAST MIDLANDS TODAY'

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Associate Professor in Healthcare Innovation at The University of Nottingham's Business School, Stephen Timmons appears on BBC1 East Midlands Today to discuss sustainability and transformation in relation to NHS health policy.

 

Broadcast: 14 November 2016

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Associate Professor in Healthcare Innovation at The University of Nottingham's Business School, Stephen Timmons appears on BBC1 East Midlands Today to discuss sustainability and transformation in relation to NHS health policy.
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Case studies showing the range of low emission bus technologies in use throughout the UK
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Fantastic line up of speakers, inspirers and do-ers at this event in #Sheffield coming up, including Janet Sharpe, Fionn Stevenson and Barra MacRuari.
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Here's how to give people a greater say in their cities

Here's how to give people a greater say in their cities | Sustainable Cities | Scoop.it
Here's how social and political power can come together in cities, to counteract the focus on short-term profit.

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‘Electric vehicles powered by renewable energy sources can play a bridging role in the EU’s plans to move towards a greener, more sustainable transport system, and in meeting its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80‒95% by 2050,’ said Hans Bruyninckx, EEA executive director. ‘However, larger numbers of electric vehicles will not be enough for the shift to a low-carbon economy. Other problems such as growing demand for transport and congestion remain and need to be addressed as well.’
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Nottingham is earning a reputation for being a city with sustainability at its heart. So what makes it different to the other core cities in the UK? Newly published government data shows that since 2011-12 there has been a significant fall in the city’s carbon emissions due to a reduction in domestic energy use. It indicates a 33% reduction in carbon emissions since 2005, beating a target set by Nottingham City Council to reach a 26% reduction by 2020. - See more at: http://environmentjournal.online/articles/secrets-nottinghams-sustainability-success/#sthash.tY4sc9CE.dpuf
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The Future of The 'Smart City'

The Future of The 'Smart City' | Sustainable Cities | Scoop.it
Over 85 percent of the world’s population will live in a city by the end of the century. In

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...and the city of Columbus, Ohio is the official winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge and $140 million in innovation grants.
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UK's 5 Smartest Cities (in a smart city sense) - Manchester, Birmingham, | Vox Urban

UK's 5 Smartest Cities (in a smart city sense) - Manchester, Birmingham, | Vox Urban | Sustainable Cities | Scoop.it

Here are Vox Urban's top 5 smart cities in the UK - the champions in IoT, smart city technologies, urban connectivity and efficiency.


Harnessing Big Data and smart city technologies to manage and control our ever-growing cities is becoming an urgent issue. Cities are rapidly turning into extremely complex multi-level formations. Their running costs are going up while the efficiency is creeping down. At the same time we – urban residents – have higher and higher expectations of the services and the quality of urban life. Smart city technologies offer great solutions for cities to become successful and efficient urban environments. Let’s look at how UK’s cities have taken up the challenge to deploy IoT, Big Data, and become smart....


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No real surprises here but disappointing that there appears to be not enough happening in other Core CIties #sheffield #nottingham #liverpool 
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London and Bristol crowned top 'smart cities' - Environment Journal

London and Bristol crowned top 'smart cities' - Environment Journal | Sustainable Cities | Scoop.it
London and Bristol have been named the UK’s top ‘smart cities’ in a new Index. The Smart Cities Index, set
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Mitigating the impact of Shanghai’s rapid growth - Environment Journal

Mitigating the impact of Shanghai’s rapid growth - Environment Journal | Sustainable Cities | Scoop.it
It’s one of the world’s largest cities and can amaze and appal in equal measure. But there are signs Shanghai
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The Hot Flush Draining You of Heat … Plug it (in).

The Hot Flush Draining You of Heat … Plug it (in). | Sustainable Cities | Scoop.it
I have written before about the opportunities for extracting energy from rivers, heat pumps etc and connecting them to heat networks at small and large scales. This article, written by Laura Piccinini as part of her Master project at EPFL Lausanne has been published today in the excellent The Conversation. Take a look at the…
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How Cities Can Use Local Colleges to Revive Themselves

How Cities Can Use Local Colleges to Revive Themselves | Sustainable Cities | Scoop.it

After the large tire companies left Akron, University of Akron's president implemented a plan that repurposed local knowledge and strength to 21st century products. Now both the university and its region are thriving.


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You can also read my blog 'Universities Can Lead the Way to Local Growth' here: https://aardvarknoseface.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/universities-can-lead-the-way-to-local-growth/
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You can also read my blog 'Universities Can Lead the Way to Local Growth' here: https://aardvarknoseface.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/universities-can-lead-the-way-to-local-growth/
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From 31 October 2016, customers using the Centrelink bus service that connects the Victoria and Broadmarsh bus stations will notice a difference. The existing red midi buses will be replaced with longer blue buses as Nottingham Community Transport begin operating this service on behalf of Nottingham City Council. Nottingham Community Transport will be trialling the new fleet of all-electric buses, before they go into full service in the New Year. The new buses are much more environmentally friendly, being all-electric, with lower emissions and running further on a charge. They are also more economical to run.
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WHO focus on urban green spaces and health
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Urban farms might be trendy, but they won't replace rural agriculture anytime soon.
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Nottingham continues to impress and lead where other cities are looking to go. I wrote this blog about them a few weeks back https://aardvarknoseface.wordpress.com/2016/08/25/the-secrets-of-nottinghams-sustainability-success/
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Switching to a low-carbon economy offers cities ‘significant economic opportunities’, an assessment says. Low-carbon markets was worth US $33bn (£26bn) to London’s economy, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) says in its latest report.
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The City Council in Sheffield was forward thinking in its plan to set up a Green Commission and it consulted widely but it has procrastinated and is still to produce a final report with clear recommendations. It's lost many of its experienced officers who would deliver on the recommendations and it is getting left behind by the ambitions and commitment of other Core Cities.
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2016 Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award Toolkit by Creative Carbon Scotland

2016 Edinburgh Fringe Sustainable Practice Award Toolkit by Creative Carbon Scotland | Sustainable Cities | Scoop.it

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with the help of Creative Carbon Scotland, have created a toolkit and awards program to encourage venues and shows to be produced as sustainably as possible.

 

Designed to be used at any point in the production process (from choosing a subject matter to deciding what to do with props at the end of a run), the toolkit brings together international resources and ideas covering everything from publicity to travel to set design.


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Cattle drugs could fuel climate change, study suggests — BBC NEWS 

Cattle drugs could fuel climate change, study suggests — BBC NEWS  | Sustainable Cities | Scoop.it

Dosing farm animals with antibiotics increases greenhouse gas emissions from cow dung, research suggests. Scientists say the drugs boost methane production in cowpats — apparently by favouring antibiotic-resistant, methane-producing organisms in the gut.

 

Antibiotics also change the microbes which inhabit dung beetles, although apparently with no adverse effects. The researchers say it’s proof that antibiotic use on farms has unintended, cascading effects on the environment.

 

Professor Tim Morris, from The University of Nottingham's School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, commented: “Antibiotic misuse needs curbing for many reasons, and the findings in this paper are important where the drugs are being misused. However, without undue complacency, these findings should neither distract from more pressing priorities to curb antibiotic use, nor be inappropriately misused on wider questions over agriculture in the UK.”

 

Article published: 25 May 2016

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Antiobiotics - hidden side effects hit global warming too.
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UNNC and Bentley Systems sign memorandum - The University of Nottingham Ningbo China - 宁波诺丁汉大学

UNNC and Bentley Systems sign memorandum - The University of Nottingham Ningbo China - 宁波诺丁汉大学 | Sustainable Cities | Scoop.it
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Which London mayoral candidate does most to make cycling mainstream?

Which London mayoral candidate does most to make cycling mainstream? | Sustainable Cities | Scoop.it
Cycling could be a major part of the solution to London's transport problems – it's a shame the main mayoral candidates don't see it that way.
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Sustainable & Viable Heat Network Workshop | Vital Energi

Sustainable & Viable Heat Network Workshop | Vital Energi | Sustainable Cities | Scoop.it
To register for this event, please email rebecca.worgan@vitalenergi.co.uk.
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Great to see Nottingham showcased at this event. Worth reading the blog I shared (https://lnkd.in/eJFYJX5) and here (https://lnkd.in/e-SBx3Y) and 4th Generation Heat networks: https://lnkd.in/e8s2M4t
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