Air pollution in London is on everybody’s mind but how do we actually tackle it? Are we thinking creatively enough? And are we coordinated enough? In the context of the new Government target to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, this event comes at a crucial time.
What are the major obstacles to achieving the target? Whose responsibility is it?
Ultimately, is climate change the global ‘war’ of this generation?
It’s clear that real solutions - and perhaps sacrifices - are needed. That’s what this discussion seeks to explore.
We know that air pollution ranks as one of the most important issues to London’s businesses, residents and millions of visitors everyday, so it is a priority for the Northbank BID and we are determined to tackle it. This discussion, with some of the capitals leading thinkers and decision makers, will attempt to tackle the scourge of air pollution once and for all.
Chaired by Hattie Hartman, Sustainability Editor of The Architects’ Journal, a panel of experts will not just contemplate the current state of London’s air quality but move to forward some positive new thinking, enhancing partnership approaches between Government, business and communities.
Panellists include Ben Rogers, Director of Centre for London, Ines Marques a designer from The Future of Walking, Dr Ian Mudway from King’s College and Alison Gregory from the Northbank BID, and Cllr Tim Mitchell from Westminster City Council.
This is an event held by the Northbank Business Improvement District as part of the London Festival of Architecture, and with support from King’s College London.