Equity within Limits and Cities
What is the role of cities in shaping the Sustainable Development Goals?
Friday 15th March, Hamilton House
10am – 4.30pm (9.30am registration)
As the UN High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Process (co-chaired by David Cameron) meets, we invite Bristol people to have their say on how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) might affect cities and urban development and how thinking about cities might lead to recommendations for these goals.
The SDGs, proposed by the Rio+20 Earth Summit, are a set of development indicators to replace the Millennium Development Goals, which expire in 2015. Their focus is to bring together development and environmental targets within one framework.
This event will give organisations, businesses and individuals the opportunity to find out more about the impact of the SDGs on cities and what action can be organised at a city level to influence such a process. With around 70% of the population of Europe living in urban environments and dependent on long supply chains for goods and services, city life is vulnerable and disconnected from the natural world. Establishing new goals for development at a global level could provide strong drivers for change but what are the implications for the many different types of city across the world?
The day will consist of a mix of presentations and workshop sessions. Speakers include Ian Roderick, Director of the Schumacher Institute, Professor Rob Atkinson, Director of Urban Research Planning and Architecture at UWE and Darren Hall, Manager of Bristol Green Capital Partnership.