Prof Ian Douglas - Research
- ECOPOLIS (SCOPE project, co-chaired by Rusong Wang (Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Ian Douglas, examining the development of more sustainable, ecologically sound cities: intecopolis.org/bencandy.php
- UNESCO/SCOPE Urban futures project: A joint UNESCO/Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)/SCOPE international symposium held in Shanghai on 'Urban futures and human and ecosystem well-being' in October 2010 laid the groundwork for an international initiative on sustainable urban development in existing, new, and rapidly expanding cities. This programme considers a wide spectrum of urban environment issues through a series of connected but separately viable sub-projects on specific foci, working across sectors, and integrating scientists together with users from the civil society, government department representatives, and business. Ian Douglas chairs an expert group for this project. www.icsu-scope.org/SciencePortfolio.htm
- Ecosystem services on an urbanizing planet: What 2 billion new urbanites means for air and water. Funded by the US National Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis and the Nature Conservancy, this project provides a global analysis the cities most at risk of water shortage and the strategies now used and that might be used in the future to mitigate that risk. Further information at The Nature Conservancy
- Climate and Public Health Risks – a challenge of this new decade: Funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation through the University of Porto, the impacts of greater heat waves or cold spells on health in Porto are being compared with those of other European cities. Contributions from Manchester deal with Health and Environmental Justice in Urban Areas; Risk Assessment in the NHS; and Methods and Techniques in Bioclimatology
- Consultant to the Office of National Statistics, DEFRA, Mekong River Commission, WWF Malaysia, Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Human Ecology Council, the Environment Agency and ActionAid.