Webinar | Sustainable Places: Climate Adapted Cities
February 15, 2023 | Events
14:00-15:00 CET – Online
| In this Sustainable Places: Climate Adapted Cities event we will explore how city strategists are using nature-based solutions to help urban infrastructures adapt to unprecedented climate impacts, including heatwaves, flooding, air and water pollution and storms.
Solutions like green roofs and walls, rain gardens and green spaces are already being delivered by the new but fast-growing field of urban green infrastructure, but there are also challenges created by retrofitting buildings, transport, water and energy systems.
Join our panel of experts to explore how the built environment sector can help implement, manage and maintain biodiverse urban landscapes – and the changes needed to get there.
We will discuss new opportunities for employment, training and skills; financing mechanisms that account for more than just economic returns; real empowerment of people, communities and organisations; and radical collaborations between health, ecology, planning, design, construction management and maintenance.
We will imagine what scale of change might be possible for healthier, fairer and more resilient societies, and what steps we can take to make cities nature-based.
About the speakers
Blanche Cameron, Environmental Design Lecturer, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
Blanche Cameron is working with UCL academics and industry partners on nature-based solutions to climate adaptation, for healthy, resilient, equitable and biodiverse places. Blanche has worked for more than 20 years as a designer, builder and lecturer, previously ten years at the CAT Graduate School of the Environment. She is a researcher and editor and co-organises events including the biannual European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference.