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Future of Cities
Cities as an Engine for Environmental Change (live stream)
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mic English
Cities as an Engine for Environmental Change (live stream)
Format: Interactive Panel and Q&A

Exploring effective and equitable solutions to climate change and air pollution using cities an engine for environmental change
Climate change is the greatest threat facing the world. Air pollution is the leading environmental risk factor. Both are intricately linked to cities, which house most of the world’s population, contribute to the majority of emissions and are only set to grow. But as a key part of the problem, cities are also a key part of the solution. Cities offer opportunities for efficiency - in terms of energy and land-use - and for citizens to live low-carbon lifestyles. Panellists will look at the strategies and solutions for creating net-zero cities that are not only more sustainable but healthier, in the context of rapid urbanisation, climate adaptation and green recovery taking place around the world.
  Chair: Professor Francis Pope Professor of Atmospheric Science, UoB, UK
  Professor Edward Glaeser Department Chair, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University, USA
  Dr Nathalie Roebbel Unit Head, Urban Health, WHO
  Luke Strickland Building and Cities Net Zero Lead, Mott MacDonald
Oral Presentation Humera Sultan Introducing the Environmental Justice Map for Birmingham, a UK first!
Oral Presentation Hind Al Abadleh Growing with the climate in mind: The need for mid-size cities to monitor air quality indicators and short-term climate forcers at neighbourhood scales
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