Leeds City Council became the latest local government body to pass a resolution declaring a climate emergency on Wednesday, 27th March. It becomes part of a rapidly evolving trend recently reported on this site.
Paul Chatterton is Professor of Urban Futures in the School of Geography at Leeds University, active with the Kirkstall Valley Development Trust, Lilac Cohousing, is part of the Leeds Climate Emergency Group, and a member of the Rapid Transition Alliance.
Paul has just published – A Civic Plan for a Climate Emergency – Building the 1.5 degree, socially-just city – where he writes about what that looks like in practice, drawing on his own hard-won practical experience of helping to build new ways of urban living.
Paul Chatterton is Professor of Urban Futures in the School of Geography, University of Leeds. Paul is also co-founder and resident of the award winning low impact housing co-operative Lilac, Leeds Community Homes and Kirkstall Valley Development Trust. His recent books include Low Impact Living (Routledge) and Unlocking Sustainable Cities (Pluto Press)- www.unlockingsustainablecities.org.