Theme: Living within our means?
Wakefield, United Kingdom
May 15th, 2012
Watch video from the event
About this event
TEDxWakefield: Living within our means?
Sustainability, Skills and Behaviour Change
According to Defra we currently consume 30% more natural resources across Europe than the Earth can replenish – but whilst some of us actively make sustainable lifestyle choices, how do we encourage everyone to adopt more sustainable behaviours?
How can we effectively inspire the environmental behavioural and cultural changes that we urgently need? Is it through a combination of skills development, policy, cultural changes and behavioural factors? If so how do we find the right balance and how can we make this happen?
The latest TEDxWakefield event will explore how culture, institutional frameworks and infrastructure, as well as behavioural factors including knowledge, perceptions, and attitudes all contribute to and influence how we currently live. Our ultimate challenge in this age of environmental crisis and economic austerity is to foster lifestyles and behaviours that ensure we can ‘live within our means’.
Full speaker details to be announced shortly...
Follow us @beam_wakefield to be kept updated with the latest event details.
Tickets £15 including food and drink + booking fee.
For any enquiries please call 01924 215 550 or email email@example.com
Professor of Sustainable Architecture, Leeds School of Architecture, Landscape + Design Greg Keeffe is an academic and designer who originally trained as an engineer and has 25 years experience in sustainability, energy use and its impact on the design of built form and urban space. He currently holds the prestigious Downing Chair of Sustainable Architecture at the Leeds School of Architecture. Previously he was the Head of Design at the Manchester School of Architecture, and founder of the bioclimatic architecture labs. Over the past 20 years he has sought to develop a series of theoretical hypotheses about sustainability. Most of his work comes out of a free-thinking open-ended discussion about how things should be. Greg has extensive experience of working closely with architects and planners to develop exciting ways of re-invigorating the city through innovative sustainable interventions, informing his work on the sustainable city as synergistic super-organism. He is author of the book ‘Means Means Means’; which develops a model of a new city, as a econose, of mutually compatible functional elements.
Jamie Saunders is a passionate proponent of sustainability and a Strategy Coordinator based in the Chief Executive’s Office at the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. He has worked at the Council since 1992 and for the last 2 years has had a primary focus on whole systems, organisational and District sustainability - beyond ‘greening’ - supporting senior management, colleagues, partners and others in strategic thinking, planning, operations and cultural change. Alongside helping the Council and others face current significant challenges, Jamie is working as part of the efforts in developing a new set of organisational ambitions, operating models and ways of working focussed on the organisation as the democratic leader of place and community for Bradford District. A qualified futurist, he has an MA in Foresight and Futures Studies (Leeds Metropolitan University) as well as a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science and Geography. He is an adviser to the Permaculture Association (Britain), a national sustainable design charity, a current Academician, Academy of Urbanism and was involved in the DEFRA funded Greenhouse Britain eco-art project by the Harrison Studio.
Futerra Sustainability Communications
Futerra’s mission is to make sustainable development so desirable it becomes normal. The agency was founded ten years ago as a crazy new idea. Today they are the industry leading sustainability communications agency (with the odd crazy idea still). Futerra will be sharing their latest thinking on behaviour change thought leadership, ‘Planet Brands’ and their new publication about pro-environmental behaviour and the Olympic Games, ‘Games Theory’.
Joanne is the Chief Executive of CO2Sense CIC, a not-for-profit company which helps businesses, public-sector organisations and community groups cut their costs and improve their environmental performance. Before working for CO2Sense, Joanne worked in a range of sectors including retail, property and the financial services sector, where she has worked for organisations such as Legal and General, Abbey and BUPA. She has a strong Customer focus, and describes the work of CO2Sense as being ‘hard green’: everything requires both a sustainable and a commercial payback.
David is the Yorkshire Regional Director for Sustrans. Sustrans makes smarter travel choices possible, desirable and inevitable and are a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. Sustrans work with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people are able to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys, with better places and spaces to move through and live in.
Jose Ma de Cardenas
Jose Maria started studies in mathematics and economics at the University of Sevilla before getting his final degree in Architecture. As a partner in charge of Eddea Iddip in the area of urban design and strategic town planning, he has led among others the design of the new sustainable district of Santa Barbara in Sevilla, awarded by ASPRIMA in Madrid as the best urban development 2007, and diferentes projects in Poland, Rumania and Austria. Since 2009 he is also responsable for the Eddea working team "Citythinking". He´s also cofounder and member of board of directors of the “Asociación Andalucia Sostenible”, and leads the course "Experto en Dirección Integrada de Proyectos” at the Instituto de Estudios Cajasol.
Venue and Details
Wakefield, WF1 2TG
More about the venue »
May 15th, 2012
4:00pm-9:00pm (GMT 1hrs)
This event occurred in the past.
See more TEDxWakefield events »
- Andrea Mercer