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Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment


Over 120 people joined two panels of experts in the 18th March to explore how new connections will help to shape cities in the future and visions of Cambridge in 2065 as part of the 2015 Science Festival.

The event was co-hosted by the Forum, Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) and the Energy@Cambridge Initiative and took place in one of the Mill Lane lecture theatres in the centre of Cambridge.

The event focused on  ‘Connectivity and flows in future cities’. The details of all the speakers are below and the evening was divided into two sessions. Professor Paul Linden chaired the first discussion between three experts who each outlined how they think that new connections will help to shape future cities, including where people live, how they live their lives and how they respond to challenges of city life in the future. The second panel was chaired by Kirsten Henson and focused on 'Visions of future Cambridge'.

Profiles of the panellists and chairs

 Julian  Bowrey
Deputy Director, Digital & Corporate Communication,
Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
Dr Ben  Cowell
Regional Director for the East of England,
National Trust
 Rachel  Drury
 Kirsten  Henson
KLH Sustainability
Professor Peter  Landshoff
Honorary Vice-Chairman of Cambridge Ahead
Professor Paul  Linden
Director of the Forum
The G.I. Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics,
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge
Dr Anna  McIvor
Chairperson of Transition Cambridge
A visiting scholar with the Cambridge Coastal Research Unit,
Department of Geography, University of Cambridge
 Claire  Ruskin
Chief Executive,
Cambridge Network
 Michael  Soper
Research & Performance Team Manager at Cambridgeshire County Council
Policy Fellow, Centre for Science and Policy
 Jane  Wilson
Chair of Arts Development UK
Arts & Events Manager at Cambridge City Council