BGD’s call for a Green Revolution

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BGD’s call for a Green Revolution

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Prof. Čedo Maksimović, leader of the Blue Green Dream, called for a rethink of urban planning at his invited talk at the 2014, Green Infrastructure Conference in London.

Prof. Čedo Maksimović’s plea piqued the interest of reporter Sarah Cosgrove.  Writing in Horticulture Week, Sarah highlighted how this leading academic cautioned that it would take a climactic disaster to spark a green infrastructure revolution in London.

The current failure to harness UK expertise in Blue Green Infrastructure and implement the Blue Green Dream’s transformative vision would, warned Prof. Čedo Maksimović, result in the devastation of England’s capital in the event of an extreme weather event.  Moreover, we would then be dependent upon Blue Green technology developed by China or Holland to future-proof London against climate change.

Prof Maksimovic's invited talk at the 2014, GI Conference

Prof Maksimovic’s invited talk at the 2014, GI Conference (Cosgrove, 2014)

A video of the presentation is now available here and the presentation slides can be viewed from this link.   For further information about the Blue Green Dream, contact Dr Karl M. Smith: kmsmith@imperial.ac.uk

 


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