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Living buildings: Towards sustainable cities

23 July 2009

Thursday 26 November

Dr Rachel Armstrong (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture)



Dr Armstrong will discuss the potential of ‘metabolic materials’ that possess some of the properties of living systems. By generating such materials it is hoped that our cities will be able to replace the energy they draw from the environment, respond to the needs of their populations and eventually become regarded as ‘alive’ in the same way we think about parks or gardens. Metabolic materials could become a key sustainable technology with the potential to transform the world’s urban environments.

UCL Grand Challenges - Sustainable Cities

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