Developing sustainable cities

Following the success of the University’s first public lecture series in 2016, which demonstrated how our world-leading research impacts on medical policy and practice, our 2017 series focuses on environment and sustainability issues, illustrating our influence in the sector.

The first lecture in the series will take place on Wednesday 19 July 2017 in London and focus on Sustainable Cities. Watch across the globe when the University of Southampton live streams the lecture to its entire alumni and supporter community.

In this session, our panel of experts will explore and discuss the challenges, trade-offs and innovative approaches we are using to make urban systems more environmentally sustainable. Our Keynote Speakers include Professor William Powrie, Jane Wernick CBE and Richard Bonner. Joining our Keynote Speakers for a panel discussion will be Professor Stephen Holgate and Adam Read. Find out more about all our speakers on our website.

We will discuss: how we can create an enduring way of life across the four domains of ecology, economics, politics and culture; how cities may develop to allow people to feed and accommodate themselves, power themselves with renewable sources of energy, and provide efficient, mass transit systems; how we may protect such cities against sea level rise, flooding, natural and man-made disasters, heatwaves and the spread of disease.

We will also discuss how we can ensure that these gains are socially inclusive, resilient, and that they are achieved in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Find out more about the event, and register for the live stream on our website.

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