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How Can We Make Our Future Cities Sustainable and Inclusive?

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How Can We Make Our Future Cities Sustainable?

7pm-830pm, Wednesday 11 October

Second Home, 68-80 Hanbury Street, London E1 5JL


Join us for the launch of Fast Forward 2030, a new organisation established to stimulate the role of small enterprises and entrepreneurs in the delivery of sustainable development.

Every quarter, we are hosting an event to explore one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, which will be led by a Sage and feature ground-breaking models from three Disruptors.

For our launch event we ask ‘How Can We Make Our Future Cities Sustainable?’ with Sage Peter Buchanan and Disruptors Liane Hartley (Mend), Alastair Parvin (WikiHouse) and Finn Williams (Public Practice).

Kicking off at 7pm on Wednesday 11 October, the event will be hosted by our partner Second Home. After the discussion, there will be a drinks reception to discuss the issues raised and to meet other entrepreneurs.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Fast Forward 2030 network!


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Peter Buchanan – Sage

Peter is an architect, urbanist and writer who campaigns on how the design of urban environments can help the planet achieve true sustainability by redefining what the good life is for the 21st century and what it means to be human. Peter is a member of the founding faculty of The London School of Architecture, whose ultimate mission is that people living in cities experience more fulfilled and more sustainable lives.


Alastair Parvin – Disruptor

Alastair is co-founder of WikiHouse Foundation, an open-source project to develop the best, simplest, most sustainable, high-performance building technologies, which anyone can use and improve. Alastair is also a writer and speaker on strategic design, housing policy and the effects of the digital revolution on cities, society, markets, sustainable development and how we manage, social, environment and economic challenges of the 21st century.


Finn Williams – Disruptor

Finn is the Founder of Public Practice, a new social enterprise that brokers placements for outstanding planning and place-shaping practitioners within local authorities in order to build the public sector’s capacity to deliver homes and growth, shape better places, and share skills and knowledge across authorities. Finn is also regeneration area manager at the Greater London Authority and a board member of Urban Design London.


Liane Hartley – Disruptor

Liane is co-founder of Mend, which specialises in social sustainability, responsible procurement, planning and place-making. She is also co-founder of Source, an ethical employment and recruitment agency, and social sustainability consultancy for the built environment and infrastructure sector, and Founder of Urbanistas, a collaborative women-led network amplifying women’s voices and ideas to make cities better for everyone.


Fast Forward 2030

In 2015, the UN launched its Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, but significant progress has yet to emerge. Discussion has so far focused on the role of government and big business, yet in the UK over 99 per cent of businesses are small. With a dozen years to go, Fast Forward 2030 urgently seeks to galvanise ethical, innovative and agile small businesses whose collective actions can align planet and profit to effect positive global change.

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