How can we make our cities more sustainable


Climate change is dramatically impacting cities and communities globally. If you’re interested in a career that is part of the solution, then this online sample lecture will be of interest to you as we explore what makes cities, communities and buildings sustainable.

Hosted by Property, Development and Planning Course Leader, Silvia Gullino and Lecturer, Monica Mateo-Garcia; this lecture will focus on what Built Environment Professionals (BEPs) are, and how they have a profound impact on the way we live and exist as climate change accelerates – as well as other factors, such as a global pandemic.

The way that we use cities, places and buildings is constantly evolving, which means that the way BEPs plan for these must evolve too - and that is where we need your help.

This session will:

  • Introduce the role of the built environment in tackling climate change while making our cities healthier and more resilient
  • The lecture will show some real-life examples to explain why sustainable cities are so important, and how to achieve healthy and energy efficient buildings
  • Provide you with a better understanding of career opportunities in the built environment and highlight how these roles deliver a real change

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who is interested in tackling climate change, and improving the standard of living and well-being in societies.
  • If you are unsure what you want to do as a career, this sample lecture will introduce you to the variety of careers linked with planning sustainable cities and looking after public health. So if you’re not already familiar, join to find out if this could be your future career!

Why join?

This sample lecture has been put together to inform you of the challenges that cities and ultimately societies face by the climate emergency and public health crisis.

You will leave with a better understanding of the problems we face as a society; what is needed to overcome these challenges and the job roles involved in making it all happen. So if you would like to learn more generally about this subject area, or if you are thinking about this as a possible future career then please join to find out more.

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