Talking Heads

Next Meeting:

Thursday 10th January 19.30 – 21.00
at HEART

Unlocking sustainable cities: A manifesto for real change – right here in Leeds!

Speaker:Paul Chatterton

Paul Chatterton will outline his new book Unlocking Sustainable Cities. This book is a manifesto for real urban change. Today, our urban areas are held back by corporate greed, loss of public space and rising inequality. This book highlights how cities are locked into unsustainable and damaging practices, and how exciting new routes can be unlocked for real change. Across the world, city innovators are putting real sustainability into practice – from transforming abandoned public spaces and setting up community co-operatives, to rewilding urban nature and powering up civic energy.

Paul explores the power of these city experiments that harness the creative power of the collective, focusing on five themes: compassion, imagination, experimentation, co-production and transformation; and four city systems: mobility, energy, community and nature. Imagining radical alternatives, such as car free, post-carbon, common and bio cities, this is a toolkit for unlocking real urban change.

www.unlockingsustainablecities.org

Paul Chatterton is a writer, researcher and campaigner. He is Professor of Urban Futures in the School of Geography. He is currently Director of the University’s Sustainable Cities Group which has launched the ground breaking MSc Sustainable Cities. Paul is also co-founder and resident of the award winning low impact housing co-operative Lilac. He has gone forward to help set up Leeds Commuity Homes to help promote community-led housing.


Talking Heads at HEART

is a monthly gathering where expert speakers bring a mixed Headingley audience up to date on current issues in society. The speakers are often drawn from local university departments or similar organisations and their talks are followed by a series of comments and questions from the audience.

Talking Heads at HEART is an initiative between HDT and HEART. It benefits the community of Headingley and beyond and aims to stimulate, inform and enliven.

Recent topics include:

• Restorative Practice in Leeds
• Food inequality and food waste – what can be done?
• The Overdevelopment of London/Underdevelopment of Britain
• Climate Change
• The Brexit Crisis
• Understanding North Korea
• Leeds: Cradle for Innovation
• Have things got better for women?
• Understanding homelessness
• Social cohesion, resilience, and community mediation
• What does culture mean to Leeds?
• The housing crisis- and how people power can solve it
• Ethics in business,
• Can we solve poverty?
• Unemployment, jobs and new technology

All welcome

what's on

  • Projects and Events

    HDT Projects and EventsVisit page

  • Talking Heads

    Thurs 10th January - "Unlocking Sustainable Cities" by Paul ChattertonVisit page

  • Farmers Market

    Sat 9th February 2019Visit page

  • Films at HEART

    Tuesday 12th February 8pm - "Mr Kaplan"Visit page

  • Café Scientifique

    Mon 11th February - Heart Rate in Heart Failure: a new approachVisit page

  • Zero Carbon Headingley

    Wednesday February 13th - Next Meeting in HeartVisit page

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more information

We meet in HEART at 7.30 on the second Thursday of each month, except August – suggested donation £3-5.

After a [usually lively!] discussion on the issues raised people often repair to the HEART Cafe or local bar.


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