An ‘Urbanist’ melting pot
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7 July 2016
Photo: Darshan Simha
We report on some of the key issues that have been debated across conference rooms in the past few weeks: the impact that creative industries have in our cities at Music Cities Convention; the idea of a zero-carbon London at The Liveable City; and the challenges Prague is facing at Resite 2016.
7 July 2016
Photo: Barney Moss
Last month the Royal Danish Embassy launched a week-long event called The Liveable City. Monocle’s Joleen Goffin speaks with Syed Ahmed, director of think-tank Energy for London, who chaired a panel that examined the idea of creating a zero-carbon London.
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