Event

Connectivity and flows in future cities

18 March 2015, 6pm

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Wednesday 18 March: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Mill Lane Lecture Room 9, 8 Mill Lane, CB2 1RW

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In 2014, for the first time, more people live in cities than in rural areas. By 2050, more than 70% of people are predicted to be living in cities. Such rapid growth and urbanisation creates tremendous opportunities and also tremendous challenges, both for the people who live there and for the environment. Can we rethink how we design and live in cities in the future? How will resources flow to and around them and how will cities adapt to the challenges they face?

The event will begin by addressing the global challenges and opportunities of connectivity and flows in and among cities, before moving on to a discussion of complementary visions of a future Cambridge.

To book a place, please click here.

CSaP, the Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment, and the Energy@Cambridge Initiative are co-hosting a Science Festival evening event where a panel of distinguished speakers will talk about their vision for a sustainable city and how increased connectivity and the flow of resources, people and energy could help to shape cities in the future.

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Julian Bowrey

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)

Dr Ben Cowell

Historic Houses Association

Rachel Drury

Collusion

Kirsten Henson

KLH Sustainability

Professor Peter Ladshoff

Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge

Anna McIvor

Transition Cambridge

Claire Ruskin

Cambridge Network Ltd

Michael Soper

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority

Jane Wilson

Cambridge City Council

  • In news articles

    The challenges and opportunities facing our cities

    A panel of speakers brought together the challenges and opportunities presented by rapid growth and urbanisation of cities.

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    Connectivity and flow in future cities

    In 2014, for the first time, more people live in cities than in rural areas. By 2050, more than 70% of people are predicted to be living in cities