"Thanks to their high level of public transport, Londoners create fewest emissions and are the greenest people in Britain. But like any big city, London eats up energy and pumps out pollution. 'How can a boomtown be green?' asks how we can reduce rather than increase environmental damage. Could London be a model for sustainable big cities around the world? Or will attempts to make it more sustainable stifle its growth and force people out?"
Participants: Alex James; Sian Berry, Green Party; Alejandro Gutierrez, an Associate Director at Arup Urban Design; James Woudhuysen, Professor of Forecasting and Innovation at De Montfort University; Sunand Prasad, co-founder and partner of Penoyre & Prasad LLP; Andrew Neather, Comment Editor, chief leader writer and environmental columnist, the Evening Standard; Peter Bishop, Director of Design for London. Chair: Justin Rowlatt, television reporter and producer
An Architecture Foundation event
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