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UNLOCKING SUSTAINABLE CITIES: A MANIFESTO FOR REAL CHANGE – RIGHT HERE IN LEEDS!
With speaker Paul Chatterton
Paul Chatterton will outline his new book Unlocking Sustainable Cities. This book is a manifesto for real urban change. Today, our urban areas are held back by corporate greed, loss of public space and rising inequality. This book highlights how cities are locked into unsustainable and damaging practices, and how exciting new routes can be unlocked for real change. Across the world, city innovators are putting real sustainability into practice – from transforming abandoned public spaces and setting up community co-operatives, to rewilding urban nature and powering up civic energy.
Paul explores the power of these city experiments that harness the creative power of the collective, focusing on five themes: compassion, imagination, experimentation, co-production and transformation; and four city systems: mobility, energy, community and nature. Imagining radical alternatives, such as car free, post-carbon, common and bio cities, this is a toolkit for unlocking real urban change. www.unlockingsustainablecities.org
Paul’s book Unlocking Sustainable Cities is available from www.plutobooks.com , currently 50% off making it £8.49!
Paul Chatterton is a writer, researcher and campaigner. He is Professor of Urban Futures in the School of Geography. He is currently Director of the University’s Sustainable Cities Group which has launched the ground breaking MSc Sustainable Cities. Paul is also co-founder and resident of the award winning low impact housing co-operative Lilac. He has gone forward to help set up Leeds Commuity Homes to help promote community-led housing.
His recent books include Low Impact Living (Routledge) (20% off with code DC361) and Unlocking Sustainable Cities with Pluto Press. (see book website @ www.unlockingsustainablecities.org). He is also co-founder of the public charity ‘Antipode’ dedicated to research and scholarship in radical geography and an associate editor of the journal ‘City’.