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Prof. Maksimovic to give BGD talk for Imperial College Friends association

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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

Time: 19:00-21:00

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.

BGD - Bright Future Cities

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.


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Blue Green Dream Blog featured on EDF Climate&Us web-site

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A blog by BGD Project manager Dr. Karl M. Smith is featured on EDF’s Climate & Us web-site.


The blog describes how a combination of climate change and urban population growth are creating myriad problems for cities, including infrastructure vulnerability to extreme weather events, resource depletion, poor water and air quality and ergo, compromised human health, plus biodiversity loss.

It then outlines how the Climate KIC funded, BGD consortium is creating a step-change in urban living through using a resource neutral, ecosystems services centred approach to combat the many threats that cities now face.  Key to this eco-innovative concept is integrating green infrastructure (green roofs, swales etc) with urban water (blue) assets to produce multi-functional Blue Green Solutions.

For further information about the BGD, contact the project manager, Dr Karl M. Smith: or see the blog!


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BGD Talk at Planning for Climate Change Conference: London; Dec 4th

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Prof. Čedo Maksimović, leader of the Blue Green Dream (BGD) project, will deliver an invited talk at the Planning for Climate Change Conference, on Dec 4th, 2014.

The event will be staged  at The University of London. This will be the first conference in a series across the UK and Ireland entitled ‘Planning for Climate Change’. The key focus of the day is to debate and discuss the key issues that face communities across the country when it comes to adapting to climate change and addressing the problems and opportunities that Climate Change brings.

On the day they will have 12 speakers plus up to 20 display spaces and up to 250 delegates.

The cost to attend as a delegate is £240 plus VAT. The reduced rate for Students and Researchers is £120 plus VAT.

To register as a delegate, place email

Speakers and Delegates are confirmed from:

The Carbon Trust / Cities Climate Alliance / IMC Worldwide / Climate 21 / Great Yarmouth Council / New Anglia Local Economic Partnership / Eastbourne Council / The University of Aberdeen / The University of Reading / People for Planet / United Nations Development Programme / University College Dublin / Peter Bide Consulting / Greenhouse PR / The University of Cambridge / The University of Oxford.

The BGD is supported by Climate KIC (EIT)

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