Date: Tuesday 28 November 2023
Time: 17:00 - 21:00 (Registration from 16:30)
Location: Arup, 80 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4QS

This event was originally scheduled for July 2023 but had to be postponed.

Meeting net zero carbon targets is a huge challenge for built environment professionals. By all measures, we are a long way from where we should be. Do the current targets shape our conscious daily efforts? What should we be doing to create sustainable communities? What’s the current thinking on best practice for critical issues such as energy, water, food, transport and biodiversity?

The Academy of Urbanism is determined to be at the forefront of these critical challenges and it is why we have brought together six distinguished speakers for an afternoon of presentations and the inevitable lively discussion. This evening 'mini-conference' will explore how we best plan, design and develop places in a sustainable way and identify where the first green shoots are already thriving so that we can all learn from those examples.

The Carbon Challenge will take place in Arup’s auditorium on Charlotte Street, with presentations from 17:00 until 19:30, followed by networking drinks. Arup's new Charlotte Street office, completed in early 2022, was designed to a high environmental design spec, is operationally zero carbon, and is London's largest all-electric building.

17:00 Presentations

Registration at 16:30 for a 17:00 start.

Chaired by Andreas Markides, AoU Vice-Chair

With speakers:

19:30 - 21:00 Networking drinks

Stick around to chat with other urbanists and catch up with colleagues over a drink!


Ticket fees are a contribution to the administration of this event. Click red text to book your place.

Young Urbanist Students: £5 (£6 inc VAT)

YU Early Careers: £20 (£24 inc VAT)

Academicians: £20 (£24 inc VAT)

Group Members: £25 (£30 inc VAT)

Individual Members: £35 (£42 inc VAT)

Non-Members: £50 (£60 inc VAT)

Thumbnail photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash. Birds eye road photo by Chuttersnap on Unsplash.

Arup auditorium photo © Paul Carstairs

The Academy of Urbanism (Number 2) Limited is a not-for-profit organisation limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales 0595604, 11c Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 IXE, United Kingdom.
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