Networked Urban Sustainability : Breaking the Integration Barrier

Alex Aylett is SCI’s Research Director.

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September hit with the usually flurry of activity, which means that I’m only now putting up this version of one of the two talks that I gave at the 2011 EcoCity World Summit. The Summit was hosted in Montreal this year, and was a huge success all around. This presentation is something I put together for a general audience. It’s jargon free, and aims to get across a few key points that have emerged in my research over the past four years.

It all centers around one question: “How can we go from small scale changes in urban processes, to large scale sustainability shifts that take place across a city as a whole. ” Or, to say it another way, it is about how an English/French Dictionary, Bowling, and Duke Ellington can help cities respond to the enormous challenges posed by climate change.

Visit Alex at his blog here.


About sustainablecitiesnetwork

Sustainable Cities International is a registered not-for-profit organization based in Vancouver, Canada. Operating since 1993, the mission of Sustainable Cities is to catalyze action on urban sustainability with cities around the world. We work by connecting and mobilizing people through the process of co-creating. We facilitate a thriving, international network of cities that act as urban laboratories: adopting, testing and improving on innovations. Ideas are accelerated through sharing of experience and cities are making transformational change a reality
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One Response to Networked Urban Sustainability : Breaking the Integration Barrier

  1. Eric Brown says:

    Excellent presentation Alex! I think your thoughts on engaging middle management are particularly relevant to the way we as an organization work with cities.

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