Shaping the Future of Our Cities
Thinkers, innovators, and urban stakeholders from across the globe are assembling in London to discuss the future of our cities at a time of climate emergency and define the next steps towards building more ecological cities.
Mayor of London Said...
"Global cities have a big role to play in tackling climate change and environmental issues. London has shown its leadership by committing to a Green New Deal to help London become greener and fairer - creating new jobs and skills for Londoners and ensuring London becomes a net zero-carbon city by 2030 and a zero-waste city by 2050. It is fantastic news that London will be the host city for the Ecocity World Summit 2023."
Day Tickets Now Available
Needing more flexible ways to be part of Ecocity 2023? We are offering day tickets where you can choose the day that is most convenient for you. Across three days, the summit will bring influential figures from around the world to find pathways to cleaner cities and connected communities.
About London, the Host City
London will host the first in-person Ecocity World Summit in four years, with the aim to make the 2023 edition the most impactful yet. As one of the Top 10 Sustainable cities in the world, London provides a range of inspiring Ecocity principles in action, from sustainability-focussed developments and outstanding transport infrastructure to historical sites and attractions for delegates to visit. Set against the London Festival of Architecture, the summit is bringing influential figures together to discuss topics like city planning, sustainability, and urban lifestyles.
As part of a three-day in-person conference programme, a wide range of high-profile speakers including policymakers, activists, designers and academics will provide inspiring and provoking views about the future of our cities and communities. More speakers to be announced soon.
Claudia Hernández Fernández
General Director of Coordination of Policies and Environmental Culture, Mexico City
Director, AIARCH and Biothing, and Professor of Design Innovation Technologies, RMIT University
Secretary General of Urban Agenda, Housing and Architecture, Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, Spain
Prof Carlos Moreno
Scientific Director of the Chair ''Entrepreneurship Territory Innovation'', Sorbonne University-IAE Paris
Senior Advisor, The Obel Award and Distinguished Professor at IE School of Architecture & Design
Dr Rihab Khalid
Isaac Newton Trust Research Fellow at Lucy Cavendish College, Director of Studies in Architecture at Clare College, and affiliated lecturer at the Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge
Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Environments at the Université de l’Ontario Français, Toronto, Canada
Senior Lecturer in Urban Design, Leader of the Urbanism Research and Scholarship Group, and Co-Founding Director of the Public Space Observatory Research Centre at Cardiff University
First Year, Materials & Technology Studio Tutor, Head of Digital Exploration Clinic at the Architectural Association, Associate Lecturer at Buckinghamshire New University Oxford Brookes University
Malek Al Jebaie
Master's student at Lund University's International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Annekee Groeninx van Zoelen
Graduate MSc Architecture, Urbanism & Building Sciences at Delft University of Technology
TD, Member of the Irish Parliament, and former Irish Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment
Prof. Joseph Alcamo
Director of the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme at the University of Sussex
Prof. Montse Delpino-Chamy
Associate Professor, Departamento de Urbanismo, Universidad de Concepcion Chile
Global Research Leader, Collaborating for Resilience; PhD Candidate in Urban and Regional Planning, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Head of School of Built Environment at the University of Technology Sydney, Professor of Urban Planning
Common Councillor and former Policy and Resources Chair, City of London Corporation
Communications Officer, European Network for Community-Led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability (ECOLISE)
Dr Janis Birkeland
Honorary Professorial Fellow, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne
Net Zero Urban Programme, Global Lead, KPMG, and Board Member, EU Climate Neutral and Smart Cities Mission
Dr Shampa Roy-Mukherjee
Interim Dean of the Royal Docks School of Business and Law, University of East London
Lead for the Clean Energy Cities programme at Centre for Net Zero, powered by Octopus Energy
Founder and Director, Lucy Bullivant & Associates, and Chair, Lambeth Design Review Panel
Lecturer, Architecture Urban Design & Creative Arts, Mahasarakham University & Country Representative & Observer of ARCASIA Committee on Young Architects (ACYA)
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EC BID is a Business Improvement District working to promote and enhance a unique part of the City of London known as the Eastern City. Representing a leading and innovative business community, the EC BID works collaboratively to deliver a range of programmes and transformative interventions that will develop this globally recognised economic district into an agile, dynamic and vibrant destination.
World over, the skyline of the Eastern City tower cluster is a symbol of growth and innovation. EC BID harnesses the power of public/private sector partnership to drive change, pioneering a new era for the City that will create a ripple effect felt across the capital and beyond.
For more information on the work of the BID, please visit ecbid.co.uk.
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