• UCL Twitter account
  • UCL YouTube channel
  • UCL Facebook page
  • UCL SoundCloud channel
  • UCL iTunes store

Information for Staff


Select dates to view past and future events

17:30 - 19:00 3 October 2011

Dialogues in Development Seminar: ‘Climate change and cities’


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Cassidy Johnson, Development Planning Unit, UCL
Vanesa Castán-Broto, Development Planning Unit, UCL
David Satterthwaite, IIED
Alfredo Stein Heinemann, University of Manchester

The next Development Planning Unit’s Dialogues in Development seminar will mark World Habitat Day with a panel discussion on ‘Climate change and cities’.

People living in informal settlements will feel the impacts of climate change most strongly, as floods, heat and untimely rainfall is projected to increase. Access to carbon intensive energy is, for the most part, unaffordable for people in informal settlements meaning that they are some of the lowest energy consumers. Past research has shown evidence of low carbon and climate resilient innovations in informal settlements, yet, to date there has not been a systematic analysis of how climate compatible development may change the lives of the urban poor living in informal settlements.


Colin Marx
+44 (0)20 7679 1110 | c.marx@ucl.ac.uk

Climate change