The Challenge of Inclusive Transformation: Towards a Sustainable City

Asher Craig, Mya-Rose Craig, George Ferguson, Jasmine Ketibuah-Foley, Caroline Lucas MP, Zakiya McKenzie, Rich Pancost, Wolfgang Teubner, Ian Townsend and Sarah Toy

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What does it take to genuinely transform a city – to change its behaviour, culture, infrastructure and collective ambition? Bristol is working to become a carbon neutral city by 2050. Even in this European Green Capital, such a transformation is challenged by decades of ingrained behaviour, dependence on the surrounding region and centuries of old infrastructure that work for some but not for all. In this workshop the vital role of inclusion in bringing about the transition to a sustainable city is explored. How do we build trust and achieve inclusivity? And how do we do so in a way that helps us become more radical and transformative?

Speakers include: Cllr Asher Craig; Mya-Rose Craig (Birdgirl); George Ferguson; Caroline Lucas MP, Rich Pancost (director, Cabot Institute); Wolfgang Teubner (ICLEI regional director for Europe), Ian Townsend (CEO, Bristol Green Capital Partnership) and the Green and Black Ambassadors – Jasmine Ketibuah-Foley and Zakiya McKenzie. However, it will primarily be an open, participatory discussion, including an opportunity for all attendees to share knowledge and experiences.

Food at this event will be provided by 91 Ways to Build a Global City, an organisation on a mission to Bring Bristol Together through the medium of food. 91 Ways use the uniting power of food to bridge the gaps between Bristol’s 91 language communities, creating spaces for people to share their stories, personal food journeys, recipes and passions to build a more united and sustainable city and build to understanding between communities. In 2017, founder Kalpna Woolf won the BBC Points West’s Food Hero award.

An optional walking tour (starting 17:00) may be taken from Watershed to Hamilton House following the Sustainability and the Future of Cites event. Further details and booking information for that event can be found here.

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