Alex Aylett is SCI’s Research Director.
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.