Smart Cities Debate: Short-Term Gain or Long-Term Planning?
12 November 2015
This debate will approach the question of how cities can best adapt to new challenges from a variety of perspectives. It will question whether the 'smart city' might be a way of achieving short-term gains rather than addressing long-term challenges such as energy provision, social progress and climate resilience.
The panellists will be Simon Joss (International Eco-Cities Initiative), Julie Hirigoyen (Chief Executive of The UK Green Building Council), Ivan Bruce (Urban Sustainability Consultant for Connect4Climate), and Rebecca Pearce (CBRE).
The event will take place at the Hospital Club in central London, as part of their Sustainability Week 2015 programme of events. All are welcome to attend.
About the University of Westminster:
The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.
We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.
Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.
Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.