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Updated schedule: Reading 2050 lectures

Reading 2050

The School of the Built Environment (SBE) will be hosting lectures on Reading: Nature & People in our Urban Future and The Urban Metabolism of Reading in the new few weeks.

The lectures are part of the Reading 2050 lecture series, which provide a platform to discuss how Reading should evolve into a smarter and more sustainable city by 2050 (

  • Reading: Nature & People in our Urban Future is scheduled for 6.00-7.00 pm on Thursday 28 June in Room G01 (Building L022) on our London Road campus. It will feature Pride of Reading Award winner Nature Nurture’s Natalie Ganpatsingh.
  • The Urban Metabolism of Reading will feature Dr Eugene Mohareb (Construction Management and Engineering) and Dr Daniela Perrotti (Architecture). It will take place at the same venue from 6.00-7.00 pm on Wednesday 18 July.

Urban MetabolismAdmission to both the events is free, so please come along to hear our exciting speakers.

The SBE, Barton Wilmore and Reading UK, established the Reading 2050 group in 2013. The Reading 2050 lecture series is structured around three themes, which underpin the Reading 2050 vision:

  • Place and Environment
  • People and Lifestyle
  • Economy and Employment

In 2017, the School brought together expert speakers to discuss Reading's heritage and history, the future of its transport and energy and the impact of climate change and floods. A discussion on Reading's Art and Culture was facilitated earlier this year, and there are other Reading 2050 events planned for 2018 and 2019.

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