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Monday night Zoom talk: Town Planning Rebellion
September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
SPEAKER: Mark Allen (www.holisticactivism.net)
Why have a Town Planning Rebellion?
“The global construction and real estate industry is often referred to as the 40 Percent Industry – as they are responsible for roughly 40 percent of emissions, 40 percent of waste, and 40 percent of energy, materials and water expenditure.”
This does not factor in the environmental impact of building on farmland and natural habitat. It also does not factor in the short lifespan of many of the buildings that are currently under construction and that will not be fit for purpose in a few decades time. Moving our focus away from ‘development’ ( and an economy that is reliant upon pouring endless concrete) must therefore be a central part of our urgent transition to a low carbon society.
Urban and regional planning must play a critical role in mitigating the climate and ecological emergency and TPR intersects beautifully with movements around green energy, regenerative farming, reducing car usage and biodiversity preservation.
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