Background: Our urban life is made up of different elements. Layers of infrastructure are constantly being developed, redesigned and rebuilt, making it possible to live in our towns and cities. But it takes more than this to make a liveable urban space – a liveable city. On Day II of the workshop we will look at the ‘urban experience’ how this differs not only across the physical space of the city, but also across cultures, demographics and economic classes within a city.
“People are the city, not the buildings or the streets. The real city is made of flesh, not concrete.” Heather Nesbitt, Social Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission 2017
Workshop Plan Day 2: As in Day 1, Day 2 will make use of guided tutorials, quizzes, and games this time with a focus on the liveability of urban spaces. We will focus on the living parts of the city, urban ecology, ecosystem services and people themselves. Participants will have the opportunity to take their ‘Climate Smart City’ models to the next level, making them the ideal liveable spaces citizens deserve.
Objectives & Outputs Day 2: Develop an understanding of the different aspects of a liveable, city. Become familiar with the different types of challenges and opportunities in incorporating these into the ‘Climate Smart City’. Learn to bring ideas from different cultures, countries and continents together to generate new concepts and perhaps new solutions for building a ‘Climate Smart City’. Complete the city charter for your ‘Climate Smart City’. Finish construction of your ‘Climate Smart City’ model.
Location: Workshop will take place at the Vesterland Hotel, Kaupanger
Time: 09:00 – 16:00
Collins Gameli Hodoli – PhD Candidate; Cranfield University, UK
“I am a dedicated environmental scientist with a passion for environmental sustainability and public health protection. My current research project is on air quality monitoring.”
Abby Sullivan – Education Officer, Watershed Management, City of Philadelphia Water Department.