MK – A Low Carbon Liveable City

75Large_Family_Cycling7 - copyright Amazing MkMilton Keynes aspires to be a zero carbon city by 2050. So, what are the next stepsCome and hear more on 3rd July at MK Gallery.

How do we shape the future city vision? Can we make a low carbon economy work? ‘A Low Carbon Liveable City’ will address these issues. This event will look at how we go about shaping the city and ensuring a well-designed and natural environment that will work in the future.

Milton Keynes is setting out to develop a road map through the Imagine 2050 Project that will address the measures that are appropriate to mitigate the risks of climate change and to reduce carbon emissions. The main products of the road map will be incorporated into the Council’s Low Carbon Living Strategy.

This is the fifth event in the Fred Roche Foundation’s ‘Future City’ debate series. These ‘Future City’ talks are aimed at stimulating discussion regarding the future development and direction of cities, with a focus on Milton Keynes. MK:Smart featured in the last event ‘Priming the local economy’ on 20 May 2014, at which Geoff Snelson from Milton Keynes Council presented our smart city project. Low carbon living is one of the primary concerns of MK:Smart, in particular for the Transport and Energy work streams.

Speakers at this month’s event  include:

Dr Liz Varga – Director of Complex Systems Research Centre, Cranfield University

Rachel Cooper. OBE. – Professor of Design Management at the University of Lancaster; Director of Imagination Lancaster; Co-investigator of Liveable Cities; Non-Executive Director of Future Cities Catapult

Guest chair: John Walker. Chair of National Energy Foundation.

7pm, 3 July 2014: MK Gallery, 900 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes, MK9 3QA

Book your free ticket here.