An event convened by the Biopsheric Studio - the second in the Massive Change series.
Massive Change Two: Pop Goes the Biosphere
Ecological Infrastructure for Smart City Growth
By using technology-based solutions to bring nature back into cities we can realise health, economic and cultural benefits, make cities resilient in the face of global competition and climate change, and establish them as a core driver of the shift to smart city growth. On the 20 November 2015 Kate Chappell, Executive Member for Environment, Manchester City Council, will set out the vision for Manchester’s smart growth over the coming decade.
Vincent Walsh, Chief Executive of Biospheric Studio, and Istvan Kenyeres, founder of Organica Water and the Biopolus Group in Budapest will debate the future possibilities for biological tech development within Manchester. Paul Lancaster of Tech North and Andrew Karvonen of The University of Manchester will further discuss the opportunities and challenges of this approach.
For further information see the Biospheric Studio website: http://biosphericstudio.com/
Opening by Cllr Kate Chappell, Executive Member for Environment, MCC
Hosted by Vincent Walsh, Biospheric Studio
Dr Istvan Kenyeres (Budapest)
President of the Biopolus Group
Previously President & CEO of Organica Technologies
Dr Andrew Karvonen, Co-Director, Cities@Manchester
Manchester Architecture Research Centre, School of Environment,
Education and Development
Paul Lancaster, Tech North (Manchester)
Community Engagement Manager
This Massive Change Event by the Biospheric Studio is generously sponsored by:
5.30pm Reception with refreshments
6.00pm Welcome by Kate Chappell
6.15pm Overview by Istvan Kenyeres
6.45pm Panel Discussion hosted by Vincent Walsh
7.30pm Discussion open to audience
8.00pm Closing remarks followed by opportunity for informal discussion
8.30pm Event finishes