Tuesdays 30 Apr, 7, 14, 21, & 28 May, 6-8pm.
The Faculty of Life Sciences at The University of Manchester and Manchester Museum are hosting a series of discussion events exploring the development of a sustainable future for Manchester
These events will bring together experts from outside the University and academic researchers to present the pertinent issues, ideas and solutions surrounding transport, clothing, housing, biodiversity and food.
30 April: Transport with Simon Warburton, Transport for Greater Manchester
7 May: Clothing with Sara Han, Stitched Up
14 May: Housing with Richard Frankland, Dwelle
21 May: Biodiversity with Matthew Holker, Greater Manchester Ecology Unit
28 May: Food with Pam Warhurst, Incredible Edible
Tuesday 30 April: Transport
Simon Warburton, Transport for Greater Manchester. In line with Government policies on climate change, the impact of public transport as a vital community service is pertinent to addressing the issue of protecting the environment. Working towards reducing local air pollution, Simon Warburton will discuss the development of transport plans across Greater Manchester, demonstrating the steps taken to reduce carbon emissions and the programmes put in place to promote the environmental advantages of public transport.
Also considering the pertinent issues and ideas surrounding transport and sustainability - Dr. Graeme Sherriff, Research Associate Manchester Architecture Research Centre; Dr. Conor Walsh, Research Associate at Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research; and Andrew Hough, Sustainable Travel Planner for The University of Manchester, will discuss the last decade of the institution’s sustainable travel plan, reflecting on the successes, challenges and future proposals.