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Global Small Talks - Creating living cities across the globe.

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Creating living cities across the globe, exploring the challenge of bringing nature into cities with our expert panel.

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Creating living cities across the globe

Exploring the opportunities and challenges of bringing nature and our cities together. Join the panel as they explore green infrastructure and hear how they have influenced the creation of living cities across the globe. We will be visiting virtually projects in Denmark, Wales and Singapore. Join us over lunch for informative and inspiring presentations followed by discussion and Q&A.

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David Thorpe

David is director of the One Planet Centre CIC, & has written over a dozen books on environmental protection and renewable energy, including One Planet Cities: sustaining humanity within planetary limits (Routledge, 2019) and The One Planet Life (Routledge, 2015). He is a founder/patron of the One Planet Council. Previous clients include Sustainable Cities Collective, the United Nations Environment Programme, and EU Horizon 2020. He is a lecturer in 'one planet' governance at University of Wales Trinity St David. He has a second career as a Marvel Comics writer and science- and climate-fiction novelist.

Tina Saaby

Tina is the city architect for Gladsaxe in Denmark. Tina is a world renowned communicator of architecture and urban development. A city maker and place maker. Prior to her role in Gladsaxe, Tina held the position of city architect of Copenhagen for 10 years. During her time in WITRAZ architects + landscape, she strengthened the company’s architectural profile, and held a key role in creating a holistic image surrounding the projects they were involved in. The company’s focus was to contribute with a position to society and a broad image of the fact that the built environment should have focus on both buildings, urban spaces as well as citizens.

Chan Ee Mun

Chan Ee Mun is a Director at WOHA, Singapore. He obtained his Master of Architecture from the National University of Singapore and has been associated with the architectural practice since its inception. Ee Mun is driven by his intrinsic interest in Tropical Urbanity and its change-making potential in shaping responsive architectural solutions to modern issues of density and climate change. His work is characterised by its people-centric approach which is spatially engaging, programmatically vibrant and environmentally responsive. Acknowledged as a leading young architect in “20 under 45” by Singapore’s Urban Redevelopment Authority, Ee Mun has led and completed award-winning projects in key development sectors including residential, commercial, conservation, institutional and hospitality.

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