18 May 2011: Alfredo Brillembourg and David Satterthwaite on Cities of Scarcity


Cities of Scarcity is part of Scarcity Exchanges, a series of exchanges on and around the topic of scarcity, bringing together some of the leading thinkers in the field to expound on one of the most pressing, but often avoided, issues of the day.

David Satterthwaite is a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IEED) and editor of Environment and Urbanization. He has been contributing to the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on urban adaptation since 1998 and has written or edited various books on urban issues. In his recent paper, he discusses ‘How urban societies can adapt to resource shortage and climate change‘.

Alfredo Brillembourg is founder of the highly influential Urban-Think Tank (U-TT), co-editor of the widely-cited book Informal City: Caracas Case, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at ETH Zurich, and, together with Hubert Klumpner, recipient of the 2010 Ralph Erskine Award for innovation in architecture and urban design. Alfredo Brillembourg’s talk is entitled ‘Simply Built – a chance for our urban planet’.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011, 6.30 pm, University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, London

This event is free but registration is required.