Low Carbon Pasts, Low Carbon Futures

What can we learn from history and how does thinking with history enhance policy and place making?

Making the connections

St Albans chimneyWestern societies are accustomed to high levels of energy consumption, but this has not always been the case.

Comfort, progress and prosperity are experiences which vary across human societies in different times and places.

History contributes a memory bank that stores, reflects on and evaluates human experiences and alternative outcomes. 

Learn about the past with an eye to the future in this Heritage Hub project which explores:

  • urban design
  • transport
  • economic sustainability
  • landscapes

Get involved in the Heritage Hub

Contact us if you have a research idea, would like to get involved in a project, or want to find out more about the University of Hertfordshire’s Heritage Hub.