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Cambridge Science Festival 2014

Sustainable Cities in an Uncertain Future

On Wednesday the 19th March, over 240 people came to an evening event at the Science Festival co-hosted by Energy@Cambridge, the Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment and the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP). A panel of speakers and expert witnesses gave their vision of a sustainable city.

Professor Crawford-Brown at Science Festival 2014Members of the panel
Dr Moira Faul from the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) chaired the discussion and the speakers were (in speaking order):
Professor Doug Crawford-Brown Director, Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR), Department of Land Economy
Professor Larry Sherman Director of the Institute of Criminology
Dr Britt Baillie Affiliated Lecturer: Department of Archaeology and Research Member, Centre for Urban Conflicts Research,
Mark Kleinman Director of Economic and Business Policy at the Greater London Authority

While they were talking, the audience were asked to write their answers to two questions:

1) If you were planning a sustainable city, what would you include in it?
2) What do you think are the most important ingredients in a sustainable city?

A broad variety of ideas were put forward, ranging from more places for nature within cities to designing the streets and suburbs we live in to improve our health and wellbeing. You can see more in the grid above.

If you would like to answer these questions yourself, please use the comments section below!

A full recording of the event, and a transcript are available here

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