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Future towns and cities with Professor Tim Dixon

Professor Tim Dixon explains how cities will need to adapt in the future to become more sustainable and achieve net zero carbon.

Watch Emily and Nick as they ask what inspires Tim Dixon, Professor of Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment. Find out what’s meant by the ‘built environment’ and how a sustainable city can be an achievable goal. Discover the impact that research expertise can have on the local area, and hear some of the practical ways towns and cities can achieve economic, social and environmental sustainability.

What kinds of changes would help your local area become a more sustainable place to live? In the next few Steps you’ll discover how important change is, particularly for urban areas, and have an opportunity to discuss the actions you intend to take to make a difference.

About Professor Tim Dixon

Tim Dixon is a Professor of Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment. He is co-chair of the Reading Climate Change Partnership and works on a number of other projects at city and community level, for example, Reading 2050 which he highlights in the video above. Tim also researches the measurement of social sustainability in property development and regeneration projects.

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