Colloque : Great Places Great Cities conference, sustainable cities … sustainable communities … sustainable living … 4-5 June 2009 in Glasgow, Scotland
These concepts are taxing politicians and practitioners across the world – from downtown Detroit to the planned eco-cities in China. Much thought has been given to the ways in which our homes and offices, our transport options and our lifestyle decisions can be made more sustainable.
But what about the spaces between the buildings? The networks of greenspaces, civic spaces and streets where people meet and live out their day-to-day lives … the spaces where children play … the infrastructure which supports cycling and walking and reduces the impacts of climate change … the spaces which combine with our built environment to create a sense of place.
This two-day conference will bring together an international audience to discuss the role of public space and green networks in creating truly sustainable cities – cities which have a reduced impact on the environment, which cope better with the consequences of global climate change and where people want to live and work. Programme