How will cities adapt to the challenges facing them in the future? Cambridge

14 January 2015, 5pm


Today, more people live in cities than in rural areas and, by 2050, this ratio is predicted to rise to 7 out of every 10 people. Can we rethink how we design and live in cities? How will cities adapt to the challenges facing them in the future? What new research can we do and what new connections can we make to help us to prepare for these challenges?

Between October 2013 and June 2014, the Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment brought together a rich mixture of policy- and decision-makers from governments and business, technical experts and researchers to talk about these questions and to make connections between different facets of sustainability and the environment in future cities and the governance needed to support them.

This series of meetings generated some fascinating ideas and these have been distilled into an output. On 14 January, panel from the Forum will use this as starting point to talk about future research and unanswered questions related to where we live in cities, how we live and how we respond to change.

Please register at http://cfsesustainablecites.eventbrite.co.uk

The panel includes:

- Professor Doug Crawford-Brown, the Director of the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research

- Professor Koen Steemers, the Professor of Sustainable Design at the Department of Architecture

- Professor Peter Guthrie, Director the Centre for Sustainable Development in the Department of Engineering

The event will be in the McGrath Centre in St Catharine's College in the centre of Cambridge and it is being jointly hosted by the Forum and the CSaP Policy Challenges Programme. The panel discussion will start at 5.30pm (with coffee from 5pm) followed by a drinks reception afterwards.

Please register by following this link: http://cfsesustainablecites.eventbrite.co.uk, and email Rosamunde Almond at r.almond@damtp.cam.ac.uk if you have any questions about the event.