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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
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 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
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
The ideals of ‘local life’ embedded in the idea of the 15 minute city (15MC) are therefore shaping how we design and evolve urban spaces, and how we take steps (literally) to combat another global threat: climate change. Read more