"Thought provoking stuff, eloquently presented."
Such a blast to deliver a keynote on what London could be like in 2050 last night at HERE EAST!
Some interesting stats:
🌆 By 2050 nearly 80% of the world's population is expected to live in cities.
🌎 It's estimated that the temperature in London will have increased by around 3°C with wetter winters and hotter summers.
🚇 38% of city could be heated by rerouting heat from the underground system.
🌱 Today 18% of London is covered in greenery. The Mayor aims to increase biodiversity to make that 50% by 2050 to reduce overheating by adding moisture to the air.
Really enjoyed a fascinating panel by Jimmy McLoughlin OBE, Pru Ashby, and Sandeep Arora - it was great to meet you all!
& a huge Thank You to Gavin Poole, Andrew Roughan, Helen Fisher, Olivia Woollam and Seven Hills for having me and making it such a seamless and inspiring event!
Also big thanks to Stacia Pfeiffer, Michael DaCosta Babb, Matthew Maxwell for coming to support! & Great to meet so many new and interesting people!
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