A new public engagement project led by TSU's Dr Anna Plyushteva aiming to broaden the conversation about the challenges of everyday life in 2020-21 is documenting the daily lives of key workers who, during the COVID-19 pandemic, perform essential work that cannot be done from home. With the difficulties of working from home receiving much more extensive coverage, the project aims to contribute to the appropriate planning for the public transport needs of key workers in future crises.


Phasing out the most polluting vehicles now could save 97million tonnes CO2 by 2050, new research published by the UK Energy Research Centre finds. Co-Directed by Christian Brand the Centre looked at the impacts of COVID-19 on the energy system, and the role that energy policy could play in the UK's economic recovery. Discover their recommendations.


The latest developments of the World Health Organisation 'HEAT' tool provide the cover story for a new publication in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Over the past 8 years, the TSU's Christian Brand has helped develop the tool, which quantifies the health and carbon benefits of walking and cycling, and is used by local and national governments across the globe.

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