Energy and Sustainability forum 2020

Manchester's Civic Quarter Heat Network - Tower of Light (Tonkin Liu / Arup)

Future Cities Forum will be running a series of discussions on the topic of sustainability over 2020/2021 to include areas such as housing, energy, climate change and public realm design. The first of these debates will be held on 18th November.

The discussions will ask whether the government’s new ideas on planning will lead to housing provision which meet targets on carbon reduction, how the design of city and district heat networks will help tackle climate change, and whether Covid-19 has accelerated the implementation of better public realm, creating healthier and more sustainable city centres and retail provision?

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