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The future of Urban Energy
A public dialogue organised by the Club of Amsterdam

Half of humanity – 3.5 billion people – currently lives in cities and by 2055 an estimated 75% of the world's population will live in urban areas. Cities occupy just 2% of the Earth's land, but account for over 70% of both energy consumption and carbon emissions.

However, cities present the world's population with the best chance of reducing our ecological footprint. Urban areas are uniquely positioned to lead the greening of the global economy through improvements in transport, energy, buildings, technology, water and waste systems, as well as producing a wide range of economic and social benefits. (Source: Sustainable Cities)

The speakers and topics are:
Laurens Tait, Associate Civil Engineer, Arup
Adapting to a changing energy landscape
The art of adaptation relies on the capability to convert future-thinking into viable solutions. This requires the combination of commercial and technical innovation to push forward solutions. Laurens will present some of the trends observed in projects and in Arup R&D, where new (and old) ideas have been used to produce smarter energy solutions. In particular the combination of design with an understanding of energy to set new benchmarks in low-energy buildings, to retrofit, or to look to the future for low-carbon communities.

Kim Taylor, Marketing Manager, The New Motion
Attitudes towards mobility and the potential of EV's in energy supply
Attitudes towards mobility have been shifting over recent years and new trends are forming. Kim will present the mobility market and behavior towards it as it is today and which trends we will see in the next few years. Kim will also talk about the potential for electric cars to play a role in the energy supply.

Pauline Westendorp, Co-founder, Wij krijgen Kippen
Amsterdam Zuid lives, works and moves on clean local energy before 2020!

Moderated by Paul Hughes, Ten Meters of Thinking

the future of Urban Energy
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Reception: 18:30-19:00, Conference: 19:00-21:15
Option: Guided Tour 17:00
Location: Van Eesterenmuseum, Burgemeester De Vlugtlaan 125, 1063 BJ Amsterdam
The conference language is English.
This event is supported by the Van Eesterenmuseum

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