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TEA Talks

Technology, Environment and Architecture

Welcome to TEA Talks. A series of informal talks from our School of Architecture on the theme of Technology, the Environment, and the role of Architecture, now and in the future.

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Urban Futures | 28th October 2022

Cities are vibrant places designed, built and inhabited by humans. In 2008, the urban population became more numerous than rural population and, by 2050, it is expected that two-thirds of the world's population will be living in urban areas.

How can we achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Goals and make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable? The United Nations developed a new urban agenda that seeks to offer national and local guidelines on the growth and development of cities. How can we can learn from each others' experiences and work towards an integrated approach to tackle Urban Futures?

In these TEA (Technology, Environment and Architecture) talks we will discuss Urban Futures and share some of the work that our researchers have been doing locally, nationally and globally.

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Reserve your place at this free event. Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided.

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Programme | 28th October 2022

This event takes place at the Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster University.

10.00 Check-in

10.30 Welcome | Morning

10.35 Speculative Local Futures for Public Space Internet of Things | Naomi Jacobs

10.50 Lancaster: Looking Back 50 years to Move Forward | Richard Wooldridge

11.05 Building on Soil Sustainability | Jess Davies

11.20 Local Plans: Global Challenges | Susanna Dart

11.30 Tea Discussion + Q&A

12.00 Lunch Break + Networking + Campus Tour

13.30 Welcome | Afternoon

13.35 Equitable Urban Futures in Areas of Transition | Carlos Lopez-Galviz

13.50 Imaginageing: Ageing Playfully in the City | Emmanuel Tsekleves

14.05 Resonant Cities, Conurbanized Resonance | David Tyfield

14.20 Alien Futuring | Paul Coulton

14.30 Tea Discussion + Q&A

15.00 Final remarks

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Talks from our previous event in October 2021