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There are enormous opportunities for the UK's cities and towns to grasp if they adopt a proactive approach on the sustainable city agenda - they can unlock health and well-being benefits for their residents and local communities by enhancing air and water quality or providing more green space to get outside and stay physically active. It enables a city of town to deliver substantial carbon savings, which in turn can help tackle issues around fuel poverty and inequalities. It can also help to a create vibrant, thriving local economies through the acceleration of the low carbon and environmental goods and services sector. But how can you best engage with key city stakeholders, communities and businesses to realise these opportunities and create a sustainable city that benefits those who live and work in the area?
Sarah joined TrustLaw at the Thomson Reuters Foundation in April 2016 and handles legal pro bono projects from TrustLaw’s vast community of NGOs and social enterprises. Sarah will host the second session of the conference, bringing together some of the UK's leading figures within the sustainable space for an engaging series of talks and debate.
THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION
Alison established Julie’s Bicycle in 2007 as a non-profit company helping the music industry reduce its environmental impacts and develop new thinking in tune with global environmental challenges. JB has since extended its remit to the full performing and visual arts communities, heritage and wider creative and cultural policy communities, defining the contributions the arts should be making to climate and sustainability challenges. With an increasing international profile JB is acknowledged as the leading organisation bridging sustainability with the arts and culture.
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH
PROF. OF SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE
Dr Steffen Lehmann is Professor of Sustainable Architecture and Founding Director of the Cluster for Sustainable Cities, at the University of Portsmouth. He founded the
Cluster for Sustainable Cities - a cross-faculty interdisciplinary Innovation Cluster that brings together 38 researchers at the University of Portsmouth with a strong interest in sustainable cities and urban resilience research.
Steffen will speak about the need to regenerate tired and fossil-fuel dependent cities and touch upon his research in making cities more climate resilient and resource efficient.
Claire Hanratty commenced as CEO of Pure Leapfrog in August 2017. Prior to coming to England, Claire was CEO and Managing Director of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation from 2011 to March 2016. She spent eight years with Rio Tinto in senior management roles facilitating innovation and improvement across technology, shared services, procurement and operational teams in the US, Canada, Australia and South Africa. Claire began her career in finance with BP, working in accounting, treasury and corporate finance in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and Europe.