June 19, 2013
“The emergence of true urban life, a flourishing society and a healthy local economy, is inversely proportional to the bigness of the solution.”
Calling changemakers from across the sectors! The current urban infrastructure is not fit for purpose – big infrastructure companies often build without taking into account the environmental context of their projects. How can we solve this problem and make infrastructure sustainable?
This event, in partnership with Forum for Tomorrow and Smart Urbanism, will look at a new type of urbanism, where top-down planning supports the development of local green infrastructure, social enterprise and other initiatives where small bottom-up processes can thrive, providing long term social and environmental resilience and stability.
This discussion is by nature interdisciplinary: The input of changemakers from all sectors is critical for this kind of urbanism to really develop. Join us and help contribute to the creation of a new language that can allow this kind of ‘Smart Urbanism’ to take shape. We will be tackling these questions:
- How can enabling bottom up processes lead us to sustainable outcomes?
- What are the conditions and catalysts needed to stimulate these processes?
- What kind of civic and professional leadership is needed to make this happen?
Professor Kelvin Campbell, recent winner of the The Lifetime Achievement Award for Urban Design will lead the discussion, with other speakers to be confirmed.
This event is planned to take place at The Hub King’s Cross