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Imagining Just Transition Futures

June 10, 2023 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

free

Event details

How we move about in our daily lives impacts the environment as well as our health.

This workshop, hosted in collaboration with the York Cycle Campaign Group, will explore what a ‘just transition’ away from current systems and infrastructures of mobility will involve.

Using creative methods developed at the University of York, you will reimagine the future of mobility and how to rebuild our city for a sustainable future.

About the speakers

Richard Tutton (Department of Sociology and Science and Technology Studies Unit) has been at the University of York since 2018. His research focuses on how different groups of people imagine the future is significant for their sense of wellbeing and belief in being able to change things for the better. He is especially interested in how projections of global warming and its consequences are shaping people’s thoughts and feelings about the futures of their communities and societies.

Andy Shrimpton has been in the cycle trade for 30 years and is Managing Director of Cycle Heaven Ltd. A trip to Copenhagen in the 1980s was his Damascene moment and set him on a cycle journey from which he has never returned. Not prone to flights fancy, Andy simply believes the bike to be the liberator from the ills of modernity, saviour of the city and a tool for conviviality.

Steve Cinderby (Stockholm Environment Institute) has over 30 years of professional experience working in developing country and European research projects. He is a Senior Researcher focused on community resilience, urbanisation issues (including green infrastructure and mobility) and their links to wellbeing. He co-leads the Stockholm Environment Institute’s City Health & Wellbeing initiative, which has investigated how rapidly growing cities are affecting the wellbeing of residents, and how this interacts with the overall health of city systems.

Details

Date:
June 10, 2023
Time:
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
free
Website:
https://yorkfestivalofideas.com/2023/calendar/just-transition-futures/

Organiser

Richard Tutton, Andy Shrimpton and Steve Cinderby

Venue

In-person only Ron Cooke Hub, Campus East, University of York
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