Many of the major leaps in the English planning system have happened as a result of crisis. COVID-19 has had a wide range of primary and secondary impacts and has reconfigured how London operates. Planners have a vital role in supporting the opportunity to support sustainable, resilient and inclusive recovery from COVID-19. This session will explore what sustainable recovery looks like for London and how can planners and the wider built environment profession support its delivery. How will London look in 2030 if we get sustainable recovery right? What are the risks if we do not achieve it? You will leave the session inspired and with lots of practical ideas of action that you can take! This webinar will help you: Understand what sustainable recovery is and the role of planners in achieving it Explore the opportunities and challenges in achieving a sustainable recovery within London Draw the links between sustainable recovery and wider issues including tackling the climate crisis and meeting the Sustainable Development Goals Identify practical actions for planners and the built environment profession in championing sustainable recovery Speakers: Dan Jestico – Director of Futures, Iceni Projects Jon Emmett – Senior Policy and Programmes Officer, Sustainable Development, Greater London Authority Isabella Krabbe – Policy Research Officer, Royal Town Planning Institute Robyn Skerratt (Webinar Chair) – RTPI Young Planner of the Year 2020
Cities are critical actors in reducing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; the level of knowledge, skills, and capacity, especially regarding innovative project planning such as sustainable energy (SE) projects, is fundamental for cities to meet their untapped potential.
The announcement from SpaceX to launch a crewed flight to Mars in 2024 inspired us to ask the question, “how do we fulfill the nutritional needs of a crew of astronauts on an 80-million-mile, three-year mission to Mars, where there are no grocery stores, farms, or resupply vehicles?” We want pancakes, with maple syrup, on Mars. iGEM ULaval and iGEM Concordia are proud to have organized a panel discussion which asks, how can synthetic biology contribute to sustainable production of food in space?
– Opening – Launching the decade of action at a time of crisis: Keeping the focus on the SDGs while combatting COVID-19 — The meeting of the high-level political forum (HLPF) on sustainable development in 2020 will be held from…