Festival of the Future City goers will have ample opportunity to explore pioneering urban and architectural concepts that present inspired solutions to some of society’s most pressing problems.
The New Thinking about Cities session on the morning of November 19th at the Watershed in Bristol brings together an array of diverse thinkers to introduce their ideas, including architect and writer Irena Bauman on resilience in neighbourhoods; writer and place-hacker Bradley Garrett on the need to oppose the privatisation of public space; Caroline Haynes (KPMG) on Magnet Cities; Charles Landry (Comedia) on ambitious cities; Mike Rawlinson (City ID) launches a manifesto for legible cities; and myself, presenting Bionic City.
If biomimetics is your bag, I also recommend you hang around for the session ‘Biomimicry and Future Cities’, which taking place between 3.30pm-5.00pm that same day, features a line-up comprised Peter Head (Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Ecological Sequestration Trust), Julian Vincent (Honorary Professor of Biomimetics at University of Rhein-Waal/ University of Oxford), Sue Thomas (Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberspace) and chair Richard James MacCowan (Founder Director, Biomimicry UK).
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Melissa Sterry, PhD, design scientist, systems theorist, futurologist, and serial founder inc. Bionic City®.
Asking the question "how would nature design a city" since 2010.
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