Prof. Cedo Maksimovic, the head of the Blue Green Dream (BGD), is to give an invited talk for the Friends of Imperial College London association on the BGD’s vision for Bright Future Cities.
Date: Thursday, February 26th
Venue: G16, Sir Alexander Fleming Building (no. 33 on the campus map), South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ,
Tickets: these are available from the Friends web-site
Precis: The talk will focus on the BGD methodology for enhancing cities’ resilience to climate change. whereby blue (water) and green (vegetated) spaces are integrated to yield multiple urban benefits.
Through harnessing the ecosystems services provided by green spaces and optimising their synergistic interactions with the local environment, the BGD:
- reduces the need for more expensive grey infrastructure
- prepares towns and cities to adapt to the challenges of climate change
- enhances urban well-being, amenity, biodiversity and capacity for localised food production, plus mitigates the urban heat island effect.
For further details on the event, click here.