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A World of Sustainable Cities – Pathway Workshop


Tuesday 23 April


11.30am – 1.30pm


Birmingham Science Park, Faraday Wharf, Hold Street, Birmingham, B7 4BB


Business Council for Sustainable Development UK

Target Audience

Architects, Planners, Designers, Developers, Construction companies, Services and Facilities Management Providers, Utility companies, Policy Makers

The event itself

Cities are the growth engine of national economies but typically consume large volumes of energy and resources. By 2050 it is predicted that 75% of the world’s population will be City dwellers.

How can policymakers plan for a sustainable city in which people can live, work, move and play? What role can businesses play in achieving this?

The Pathway programme will provide some practical experience from across the globe:

WBCSD Urban Infrastructure Initiative

A business-led initiative exploring the power of business to unlock opportunities and develop practical cross-cutting solutions to deliver a sustainable urban environment.

Speaker: Matthew Lynch (Project Director, Urban Infrastructure Initiative, WBC SD) will explain the programme and share best practice examples in cities from South America to China.

A Business Dimension – the Cincinnati experience

CH2M Hill will describe the company’s experience of working with policy makers in America and present LENS its new planning and development tool.

Natural Capital City

The City of Birmingham, Europe’s largest local authority, has ambitious green economy aspirations.

Speaker: Nick Grayson, Climate Change & Sustainability Manager, provides an insight to some of the related project work of SWM member Birmingham City Council.

The UK Approach – debate

Delegates debate local activity, knowledge and experience. This session provides an opportunity to feedback views on immediately identified opportunities, barriers and challenges.


How to attend this event

This event is free to attend. For more information and details on how to register, please visit the event page.

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