13 January | What Makes a Sustainable City?

13 January | What Makes a Sustainable City?

From design to governance, Kirsten Henson will present ideas about what we can learn from developing countries and existing communities. She will explore the need for adaptable, flexible design that gives due consideration to the many trade-offs and balances associated with creating sustainable cities and suggest that the acceptance of soft-failure is fundamental to creating sustainable cities.

About Kirsten Henson

Kirsten Henson is the Director at KLH Sustainability, a sustainable construction and regeneration specialists. We support clients, developers and contractors to take advantage of the opportunities sustainability presents to business competitiveness in both the short and longer term.Kirsten has contributed to a number of master planning projects, providing technical advice on setting sustainability strategy, implementation and delivery. Her most notable contribution to date is on the London 2012 Olympic Park where her technical knowledge and ability to engage and inspire significantly influenced the planning, design and construction of the infrastructure and venues. She is also a technical advisor to the United Nations Environment Programme focussing on sport and sustainability. She has worked on high profile construction projects including: BskyB Campus masterplan, Balfour Beatty St James’s Market redevelopment for The Crown Estate and Thames Tideway.Kirsten is a guest lecturer at a number of Universities including University of Cambridge and Newcastle University. She holds a masters degree in Civil Engineering and a second masters in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge.

The Lecture will take place on Wednesday January 13th 17:30 – 19:30 in Cardiff University – address below.
Trevithick Lecture Theatre (T2/09)
Cardiff School of Engineering
The Parade
Cardiff CF24 3AA

This event is organised by ICE Wales Cymru and supported by Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales. If you experience any issues, please contact the event administrator: felicity.white@ice.org.uk.

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