lighten our darkness

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This presentation for the Manchester Innovation Boardroom looks at the question - how can we light and heat our cities in future? It suggests that the solutions lie not just in technological advances but in a recognition that things need to be done differently to cut out waste and create new opportunities.

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  • 2 challenge: cities must be differentmasdar - but we can't do that here
    why - changing climate
    changing lifestyles
    changing economies
  • Copenhagen [97% CHP]mutuals & coops3% waste in landfill
  • Copenhagen [97% CHP]mutuals & coops3% waste in landfill
  • Copenhagen [97% CHP]mutuals & coops3% waste in landfill
  • Moston Vale - Newlands project
  • lighten our darkness

    1. 1. Lighten our darkness
    2. 2. Can we reinvent the city?
    3. 3. Reduce, reuse, recycle Güssing, Austria: 85% renewable energy Barcelona: 45% solar water heating
    4. 4. Copenhagen: self-sufficiency
    5. 5. The post-commuter city? …travel to work areas are getting larger …21.8m productive hours lost to commuting
    6. 6. Back to the garden city?
    7. 7. Incredible edible cities
    8. 8. Urban farming: not so wild - solution for shrinking cities (Detroit) - temporary uses (Bradford hole) - combines quality of place with urban cooling
    9. 9. Energy, food, leisure…
    10. 10. Waste to energy: bio-methane - can be collected and processed locally - ready supply of organic material - reduces dependence on fossil fuels
    11. 11. Green infrastructure for urban cooling
    12. 12. Seeing the light? Rethink behaviour and the rest will follow
    13. 13. More from me at: New Start magazine: www.newstartmag.co.uk Living with Rats: http:livingwithrats.blogspot.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/juliandobson Slideshare: www.slideshare.net/juliandobson

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