Ecobuild Seminar session 16.30 – 18.00
Sustainable urban form - compact city or garden suburb?
The future health of our planet will be determined in our cities.
Achieving urban sustainability appears to be an imperative with a short timescale for delivery. Given that sustainability needs to be a balance of social, environmental and economic factors, what are the current drivers for creating sustainable urban environments in our existing cities and what should be the drivers for creating sustainable urban environments? This seminar will explore the issues through a comparison of city forms.
Developing City Visions - Professor Tim Dixon, Chair, Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment, University of Reading
Urban metabolism - Dr Adriana Allen, Senior Lecturer, Development Planning Unit, UCL
Compact cities: understanding the role of density - Dr Chris Boyko, Senior Research Fellow, University of Lancaster
Garden suburbs? Appropriate solutions with case studies from the Sustainable Urban Neighborhood Network - Dr Nicholas Falk, Founder & Director, URBED