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The Green City – Contribution to a more sustainable Future

22 May, 2017

Participating speakers: Prof. Bernhard Müller, Prof. Frank Kelly (KCL), M.Sc. Peter Sänger, Sophie Power (Airlabs).  
 
The discussion about ‘green cities’ is increasingly attracting worldwide attention. The ‘greening’ of cities, neighbourhoods and buildings plays a key role for urban sustainability. Against this background, the presentation will deal with the following issues:
 
Green city development – conceptual elements, experiences and ongoing international discussions
 
Good practice – international examples of technological and naturebased solutions
 
Perspectives – the need for comprehensive approaches, leadership and inclusiveness
 
Bernhard Müller is the Director of the Dresden-based Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) and Professor for Spatial Development at TU Dresden. He was a policy unit member for the Habitat III conference in Quito 2016.
 
Prof Frank Kelly holds the chair in Environmental Health at King’s College London and is the Director of the Analytical & Environmental Sciences Division and Director of several research groups. He also provides policy support to the WHO on air pollution issues.
 
With a Master of Science in Horticultural Biology, Peter Sänger has over eleven years of experience in working with plants and biological components. His passion for the industry stems from working in his father’s horticultural businesses.