Lecture Vincent Nadin: Unsustainable cities

18 September 2017 12:45 till 13:30 - Location: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Room B - By: Communication BK

On 18 September, prof. Vincent Nadin (Spatial Planning and Strategy) will talk about new ways of planning in the discourse of sustainable development.

From the 1980s the meaning of sustainable development has been well known. Since then, we have gradually improved our knowledge of how to achieve sustainability in the development and transformation of cities and regions. Nevertheless, many parts of the world (perhaps most) are becoming less, not more, sustainable. The underlying reasons for this lie in politics, but there are also professional failures – claims that sustainability is a vague concept and confusion over the relative priorities of environmental, social, economic, and even cultural sustainability. What can city and regional planning do to make sustainable cities a reality – especially in those parts of the world where governance and the capacity to act are weak? 

This lecture is part of a series of six lectures organised by the minor Neighbourhood of the Future, Green Blue Cities, and will be introduced by Lei Qu (Spatial Planning and Strategy).

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Questions or ideas concerning this event can be sent to minorNotF@tudelft.nl