What is Warwick doing to address the challenges faced by cities and the people that live in them?
9am - 1pm, 31st October 2016
Room R1.13 Ramphal Building, The University of Warwick
To celebrate UN World Cities Day, the Sustainable Cities GRP is holding a half-day event to showcase cities research at Warwick. Besides offering the opportunity to hear more about the wide variety of research being undertaken in the cities space, this event will also offer the opportunity to advance university wide relationships and to learn more about research opportunities linked to cities and the UN HABITAT III New Urban Agenda.
This conference will:
- Explore Warwick's research in the cities space
- Facilitate networking, discussion and collaboration between researchers and others keen to engage with and consider the new urban agenda and the challenges that cities face
- Identify areas where the Sustainable Cities GRP can support the development of new, interdisciplinary research at Warwick
Join the conversation
Whether your research is in a field directly related to cities or you can see how it could be applied to cities, we would love you to join the conversation.
We encourage students at all levels who share our interest in sustainable cities and have a desire to learn more about Warwick’s work in this area to register.
We welcome attendance by those working in local, regional and national institutions and NGOs that share our interest in addressing the challenges faced by cities.
Find out more, get involved, book your place!
The above quoted information is taken from www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/cities
Half of humanity – 3.5 billion people – live in cities today
By 2030, almost 60% of the world’s population will live in urban areas
Cities occupy 3% of the Earth’s land, but account for 60-80% of energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions
Rapid urbanisation is exerting pressure on fresh water supplies, sewage, the living environment, and public health
The high density of cities can bring efficiency gains and technological innovation while reducing resource and energy consumption