Annual Conference 2017 - University of Nottingham: Cities of the Future
2pm Friday - 9am Sunday
Join us at the University of Nottingham for our annual conference on the theme of Cities of the Future
More than half the world's population now lives in towns and cities and this is growing inexorably. Living sustainably in cities is therefore a key challenge for politicians, planners, engineers, architects and lawyers.
UKELA's 2017 Conference will cast light on the role of lawyers and regulators in making cities more sustainable, sharing knowledge and best practice relevant to the UK context.
Our three plenaries will:
- Look at the global role of cities and city governance, in particular in relation to addressing climate change;
- Review the tools for designing sustainable cities - such as planning & building regulations; and
- Assess current and future practice in legal frameworks to address the most serious urban environmental issues, such as air quality, biodiversity and waste.