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We would like to invite you to the launch of the Megalopolis &
Sustainability launch on 17th March 5 - 7pm:
During January to June 2009, the UCL Environment Institute, funded by
Bridging the Gaps, held a series of six seminars exploring a variety of
issues raised by the pursuit of sustainability for megalopolises, i.e. the
mega-cities that are a feature of our urban landscape. Altogether some 21 presentations were made leading to lively discussion among the seminar participants. This report is a synthesis of these 18 hours of seminars, drawing out the key themes that emerged.
The launch will begin with a presentation by Professor Yvonne Rydin followed by a Panel Discussion and then refreshments.
Panel participants are:
Professor Jane Wills, Queen Mary, University of London (to be confirmed)
Professor Simon Joss, University of Westminster
Dr. Gareth Jones, London School of Economics (to be confirmed)
Dr. Paula Vandergert, CABE
Shirley Rodrigues, Sustainable Development Commission
Copies of the report will be made available to participants of this event.
The seminar series was supported by the EPSRC-funded Bridging The Gaps Programme. Further details of this programme are available at:
If you would like to register for this event please go to:
Deputy Director of the UCL Environment Institute & Co-ordinator of the
Sustainable Cities Grand Challenge University College London, Pearson
Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT
UCL Environment Institute website:
Sustainable Cities Grand Challenge website:
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