Lecture Series Curated by Edward Burtynsky
Prof Herbert Girardet: Creating Regenerative Cities
Thu 14 June, 19.00
Highway # 1, Intersection 105 & 110, Los Angeles, California, USA 2003 ©Edward Burtynsky. Courtesy Nicholas Metivier, Toronto/Flowers, London
This lecture presents the notion that sustainability is not enough. Professor Girardet will suggest that in an urbanising world, cities need to engage in renewable energy development and in restoring the damaged ecosystems on whose health we ultimately depend. We can no longer depend on sustainable cities, the Professor will claim, but need to develop ones which actively regenerate.
Professor Herbert Girardet is an author, filmmaker and co-founder of the World Future Council. He is a recipient of a UN Global 500 Award ‘for outstanding environmental achievements’, an honorary fellow of Royal Institute of British Architects and a patron of the Soil Association.
This lecture forms part of a series curated by Edward Burtynsky to directly address issues arising within the exhibition.
14 Jun 2012
7:00pm - 8:30pm