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Australian expert talking in India on cities and climate change

The new economic challenge for cities is to decarbonise for climate change and to reduce oil dependence for energy security.

Talk on attributes of a resilient city – The Times of India, PUNE: Peter Newman,10 Jan 2011, “……environmental scientist and professor of sustainability at Curtin University in Australia will speak on the characteristics of resilient cities at Symbiosis Vishwabhavan on Tuesday. The author of Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change’, Newman will examine best practice case studies and trends emerging to support resilience, especially the shift away from automobiles to sustainable modes of transport. According to him, cities of the future will have to adapt to climate and energy use changes. Strategies for a resilient city will involve renewable energy, carbon-neutral developments, biophilic urban design and smart, distributed green infrastructure……..
The event is being organised by the Australia-India Council, Centre for Environment Education (CEE), Parisar and the Forum for Exchange and Excellence in Design (FEED) from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm.

In his latest book, Sustainable Ecosystems: Principles and Practices’, Newman shows how city residents can begin to reintegrate into their bioregional environment and how cities themselves can be planned with ecological sustainability in mind. The new economic challenge for cities is to decarbonise for climate change and to reduce oil dependence for energy security.

Talk on attributes of a resilient city – The Times of India

January 10, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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