Cities the world over will run into trouble if they do not get a grip on their own metabolism. Flows of energy, food, water, material, and waste are growing fast. On the platform of IABR–2014–URBAN BY NATURE, the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency is staging an international debate on the global challenges that cities face.
Participants are Mark Swilling (Stellenbosch University, UNEP IRP), Philipp Rode (London School of Economics), Joyeeta Gupta (University of Amsterdam) and John Urry (Lancaster University).
The afternoon will be moderated by Maarten Hajer (PBL).
free admission, please sign up via www.pbl.nl/iabr
The book 'Smart about Cities - visualizing the challenges for 21st century urbanism', by Maarten Hajer and Ton Dassen (PBL), will be presented at the this conference.
The book is available at a reduced prize during the IABR (until Augustus 24, 2014): €19,50 in stead of €24,50. Please order your copy here.