Southbank Centre, London
Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity, Professor Henrietta Moore, will moderate the session: "Future cities: How do we create sustainable living places for 10 billion people?" on Wednesday 18 September at the Global Grand Challenges Summit 2019, organised with the Royal Academy of Engineering, at the Southbank Centre. Professor Moore will be joined by:
This session will be part of the third and final day of the summit, which asks: Can we sustain 10 billion people?
Future cities: How do we create sustainable living places for people
Increasing numbers of people creates increasing demand for appropriate housing, workplaces, and access to food, water, energy, and waste services. Will smarter technology in ever-bigger cities be the answer? Or is there an alternative future? This session will explore the central role engineers must play in meeting these challenges, and moving our cities towards a circular economy.
Global Grand Challenges Summit 2019
The summit is the launch of a second series of summits jointly hosted by the UK, US and Chinese academies, inspired by the 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering. This year, Professor Moore is one of a host of esteemed speakers, including Dr Hayaatun Sillem (CEO, Royal Academy of Engineering), Jo Swinson MP (Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Member of Parliament for East Dunbartonshire), Sue Daley (Associate Director of Tech & Innovation, Tech UK), and Lord Martin Rees (Astronomer Royal at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge), amongst others.
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