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Sustainable Cities Around The World

Talks Workshop
  • 21/10/21
  • 08:00 - 10:30
  • £5.06 - £15.60

More details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sustainable-cities-around-the-world-tickets-177867816427


The world is becoming increasingly urbanized. Since 2007, more than half the world’s population has been living in cities. Cities contribute to 60% of global GDP; however, they also account for 70% of global carbon emissions and over 60% of resource use.

To tackle the climate and ecological emergency, we must learn from each other and work together for a better planet for everyone.

Our January event on this topic was so popular we felt it was only right to run it again, looking at new cities with new speakers!

Future Leap are excited to welcome Mott Macdonald and Innovative Energy Consultants to speak at this event.

Eleanor Akers, Director, Innovative Energy Consultants
Eleanor will give an overview of how legislation has affected air quality and building standards in New York, Chicago, Madrid and London. She will discuss the role policy and legislation play in making cities more sustainable.

Clare Wildfire, Mott Macdonald
The design of our cities has a big influence on the health of its citizens. Clare will discuss how health and wellbeing are influenced by environmental and lifestyle/behaviour factors and where opportunities lie to improve them through place-shaping.

Agenda

08:00 – 08:25 – Registration, Refreshments and Networking [Plus Virtual Attendees Networking Session]

08:25 – 08:35 – Introduction

08:35 – 08:50 – Clare Wildfire, Mott Macdonald

08:50 – 09:00 – Q&A

09:00 – 09:15 – Eleanor Akers, Innovative Energy Consultants

09:15 – 09:25 – Q&A

09:25 – 09:40 -  Speaker to be announced

09:40 – 09:50 – Q&A

09:50 – 09:55 – 60 Second Pitches

09:55 – 10:00 – Close

10:00 – 10:30 – Networking & Nibbles [Plus Virtual Attendees Networking Session]

Eleanor Akers, Director, Innovative Energy Consultants
Eleanor works with businesses of all sizes to identify and implement sustainable best practices. She has worked in the energy industry in both the UK and the US and has deep expertise in energy market structures and the energy value chain.

Clare Wildfire, Mott Macdonald
In her global leadership role at Mott MacDonald, Clare uses systemic engineering at building and city scales to push boundaries and, most importantly, improve people’s lives. She combines her practical understanding of construction and development drivers and processes with policy engagement, bringing insight into the technical, political, financial and behavioural aspects of sustainable development and low carbon living.

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