How can cities help meet the UK’s net zero targets?

This event explored the question, is the reform of urban planning the answer to net zero?

Event starts at 11.00 - 12.00 on 12 October 2021 at Online

How can reforms to our urban planning and transport systems help the UK transition towards a net zero economy?

People living in cities have access to more public transport, flats and terraced homes so they emit less carbon per head than those living in rural areas. This offers lessons for policy makers who want to find ways to get the UK to net zero.

In the run-up to COP26 in Glasgow, this event looked at cities’ regeneration, infrastructure and economic development plans and discussed how these can help deliver the Government’s ambitious commitment to reach net zero by 2050.

Speakers were:

  • Philip Graham, Executive Director Good Growth
  • Stephen Peacock, Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration, Bristol City Council
  • Laura Shoaf, Chief Executive, West Midlands Combined Authority
  • Valentine Quinio, Analyst, Centre for Cities

The event was chaired by Andrew Carter, Chief Executive at Centre for Cities.

Watch a recording of the event here:


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