'The Urban Challenge: Building Cities for the Future' - A Talk with Dr James Evans
Thursday, 1st November 2012 at 5pm - 6pm
Location:Room 4, University of Manchester Students' Union, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR
This event is in the past.
Dr. James Evans will be leading a discussion on the above topic followed by a trip to a pub or curryhouse for anyone who wants to carry on the debate!
With over half of the world's population now living in cities, humans are officially an urbanised species. Consuming vast amounts of resources, cities are both the prime contributors to and sufferers from environmental problems. With the urban population growing by one million people per week, how to build cities for the future has become the defining challenge of the Twenty-First Century. This brief talk examines the contours of this challenge, surveying some of the more influential and intriguing approaches to city building that are currently in play around the world.