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Countdown to COP26: Our ‘last best chance’ to avert climate catastrophe
The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) will run in Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC) from 31st October – 12th November 2021.
Read more about the four key goals for this year’s event, and see how Sweco is already working towards them.
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Together with our clients and the collective knowledge of our 17,500 architects, engineers and other consultancy specialists across UK and international hubs, we co-create solutions that address urbanisation, capture the power of digitalisation, and make our societies more sustainable.
Healthy buildings, cities and you. How to design future living environments
The pandemic has greatly affected health in general, and the way we live, work and communicate. It has raised awareness of the importance of designing cities to promote the health and well-being of the people living in them. On average only 10 per cent of time is spent outdoors – so by the time you are 80, you will have spent 72 years indoors.
This report shows how attention to a healthier indoors, a more balanced natural outdoor urban environment and increased physical activity can result in a city that benefits both mental and physical health for its inhabitants.
Photocredit: Allerød, Denmark. Visualisation: Omega Render, Sweco Architects
The clock is ticking, but we can still ‘avert a climate catastrophe’ if we act now, and act together. COP26 is the next major milestone in the global mission to tackle the many challenges we face Read more
Accelerating the switch: How Local Authorities can provide a boost for electric vehicle infrastructure
We look at one of the biggest blockers to switching from petrol and diesel to electric. Read more
With COP26 less than three months away, the newly published Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report is a timely reminder that, while the clock is ticking, we can still ‘avert a climate catastrophe’ if we act now, and act together. Read more
A recent SCAPIS* report shows that positive transport infrastructure planning could improve people’s health considerably – and even save lives. Read more
Lockdowns and restrictions may have made virtual rooms a necessity, but their countless benefits are set to make them the new normal when it comes to community consultation and engagement. Read more
We’re proud to reveal that Sweco has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2020-21 Scottish Civil Engineering Awards, thanks to key involvement in three landmark projects. Read more
Our sustainability experts look at whether EIA’s should evolve to become ‘Liveability’ Impact Assessments. Read more
The transition to a circular economy allows water companies to more effectively address key challenges of ageing infrastructure and affordable water supplies. Read more
A recent Environmental Protection Association (EPA) report, prepared by Sweco Ireland, shows the scale of the challenge when it comes to addressing the use of fire-fighting foams that contain PFAS ‘forever chemicals in Ireland. Read more