What will the city of tomorrow look like?We are living in the Century of the City. Cities are the main drivers of creativity and innovation. Yet, a great number...
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ROB VERCHICK - Leading Climate Change Scholar - Author of The Octopus in the Parking Garage
Rob Verchick is one of the nation’s leading scholars in disaster and climate change law and a former EPA official in the Obama administration. He holds the Gauthier-St. Martin Eminent Scholar Chair in Environmental Law at Loyola University New Orleans. Professor Verchick is also a Senior Fellow in Disaster Resilience at Tulane University and the President of the Center for Progressive Reform, a research and advocacy organization that advocates for solutions to our most pressing societal challenges. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Octopus in the Parking Garage. A Call for Climate Resilience.“Well, there are good stories and bad stories. So the good stories are, Oh my gosh, renewable energy is just a wonderful technology story with solar panels getting as cheap as almost anything. Wind turbine technology. We're working on offshore wind farm planning in the Gulf right now, and we're going to build wind turbines that can survive hurricanes. So there's a lot of technology going on in energy storage that involves batteries. And I'm hoping that at some point we're going to get to batteries that don't use things like lithium so much, so that we don't have to be involved so much in the mining of those kinds of things.There's a lot of really interesting technology going on with using natural landscapes to protect against flooding and storms. So we have a coastal restoration effort in Louisiana, one of the largest in the world. And what we're experimenting with is diverting water from the Mississippi River to replenish sediment and grow new wetlands on our tattered shores. And that's technology, too. I mean, we've got some of the best engineering firms in the world down here, and NASA trying to figure out exactly how to do that. And if we can do it, we'll export that technology all over the place and help rebuild coastlines. So those are some really bright spots in terms of the technology that I see.”https://robverchick.comhttps://works.bepress.com/robert_verchickwww.progressivereform.org/Twitter/X/Instagram/Facebook: @robverchick @robsoctopusbookwww.creativeprocess.infowww.oneplanetpodcast.orgIG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcast
SIMON DALBY - Author of Pyromania: Fire and Geopolitics in a Climate-Disrupted World
Wildfire season is starting earlier and lasting longer due to global warming across the world. What will we do to save the world on fire? How can we cure our addiction to fossil fuels which is verging on pyromania?Simon Dalby is author of Pyromania: Fire and Geopolitics in a Climate-Disrupted World and Professor Emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University. His other books are Rethinking Environmental Security, Anthropocene Geopolitics: Globalization, Security, Sustainability, and Security and Environmental Change. He’s co-editor of Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and Reframing Climate Change: Constructing Ecological Geopolitics."It's crucial because of how we design cities so we can live better together. If we are going to be sustainable: less personal car ownership, a lot more public transport, a lot more bicycles or scooters - they dramatically reduce pollution and they allow everybody to breathe easier because there's much less pollution from internal combustion engines actually in cities. All of this suggests that we need to reimagine cities as public spaces that are not dependent on the individual use of cars."https://experts.wlu.ca/simon-dalby-1www.agendapub.com/page/detail/pyromania/?k=9781788216500www.creativeprocess.infowww.oneplanetpodcast.orgIG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcast
Highlights - MARK MASLIN - Author of How To Save Our Planet: The Facts - Professor, Earth System Science, UCLondon
"And what's very interesting is that at the moment there is this mass movement of people to our cities, making them megacities. And so we are actually depopulating the rural areas. So the very strange thing is that the Earth, it's becoming a wilder place. And therefore there are so many opportunities where people are leaving to go to the big cities where we can rewild, we can reforest, and we can bring back nature to actually keep those services that we absolutely rely on.We are so powerful as a planetary species, not individually, but collectively, that we have had that impact, that we have changed the geological destiny of the planet through changing the environment, changing the climate, and changing the evolutionary destiny - because we're already causing lots of extinctions - but also lots of new organisms to be evolving. And we are creating them in labs as well."Can we imagine a world where we leave half the earth to the natural environment and use the other half for ourselves? Can we change history and protect the Indigenous, the vulnerable, and the very poorest in society?Mark Maslin is a Professor of Earth System Science at University College London. Maslin is a leading expert in understanding the anthropocene and how it relates to the major challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. He has written a number of books on the issue of climate change, his most book is How to Save Our Planet: The Facts.www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/people/academic-staff/mark-maslinwww.penguin.co.uk/books/320155/how-to-save-our-planet-by-maslin-mark/9780241472521www.creativeprocess.info www.oneplanetpodcast.org IG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcastImage courtesy of Mark Maslin
MARK MASLIN - Author of How To Save Our Planet: The Facts - Professor, Earth System Science, University College London
Can we imagine a world where we leave half the earth to the natural environment and use the other half for ourselves? Can we change history and protect the Indigenous, the vulnerable, and the very poorest in society?Mark Maslin is a Professor of Earth System Science at University College London. Maslin is a leading expert in understanding the anthropocene and how it relates to the major challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. He has written a number of books on the issue of climate change, his most book is How to Save Our Planet: The Facts.www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/people/academic-staff/mark-maslinwww.penguin.co.uk/books/320155/how-to-save-our-planet-by-maslin-mark/9780241472521www.creativeprocess.info www.oneplanetpodcast.org IG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcastAll images courtesy of Mark Maslin
WORLD OCEANS DAY
Happy World Oceans Day! Today we’re streaming voices of environmentalists and artists with music courtesy of composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Erland Cooper.Voices on this episode areGIULIO BOCCALETTIAuthor of Water, A BiographyNatural Resource Security & Environmental Sustainability ExpertChief Strategy Officer 2016–2020, The Nature ConservancyPAULA PINHODirector of Just Transition at the European Commission Directorate-General for EnergyRON GONENFounder & CEO of Closed Loop PartnersFmr. Deputy Commissioner of Sanitation, Recycling & Sustainability, NYCMARCIA DESANCTISJournalist, Essayist, Author of A Hard Place to Leave: Stories from a Restless LifeJEAN WEINERGoldman Environmental Prize WinnerFounder of Fondation pour la Protection de la Biodiversité Marine, HaitiDERRICK EMSLEYCo-founder & CEO of veritree - Data-driven Restorative Platform & tentree Apparel Co.DR. FARHANA SULTANACo-author: Water Politics: Governance, Justice & the Right to WaterFmr. UNDP Programme Officer, United Nations Development ProgrammeNEIL GRIMMERBrand President of SOURCE Global · Innovator of the SOURCE Hydropanel: Drinking Water Made from Sunlight and AirALAN JACOBSENDirector of PhotographyEmmy & Sundance Special Jury Award-Winning & Oscar Nominated DocumentariesRICHARD VEVERSFounder & CEO of The Ocean AgencyBRIAN WILCOXChief Engineer & Co-founder of Marine BioEnergyGrows Kelp in the Ocean to Provide Carbon-neutral FuelsSETH M. SIEGELEntrepreneur, Public Speaker & NYTimes Bestselling AuthorLet There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved WorldTroubled Water: What's Wrong with What We DrinkJOELLE GERGISLead Author of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, Author of Humanity’s MomentJAY FAMIGLIETTI, Fmr. Senior Water Scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Exec. Director, Global Institute for Water Security, Host of "What About Water?" PodcastROB BILOTTEnvironmental Lawyer, Partner Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLPAuthor of Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-Year Battle Against DuPontJILL HEINERTHExplorer, Presenter, Author of Into The Planet: My Life as a Cave DiverOSPREY ORIELLE LAKEFounder & Executive Director of the Women's Earth & Climate Action Network InternationalAuthor of Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature & ArtistJESS WILBERInternational Outreach Citizens’ Climate LobbyCoordinator, Senior Stewards Acting for the EnvironmentBERTRAND PICCARDAviator of 1st Round-the-World Solar-Powered Flight, Explorer, Founder, Solar Impulse FoundationIBRAHIM ALHUSSEINIFounder & CEO of FullCycle Fund GARY GRIGGSGlobal Oceans Hero Award-Winner · Distinguished Professor of Earth SciencesDirector Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz 1991 to 2017Sample Credits:BBC News Excerpt, Public broadcast, 19th July. Fair usage, courtesy Simon Gurney, BBC Studios Limited.BBC News Excerpt, Public broadcast, 19th July. Fair usage, courtesy Simon Gurney, BBC Studios Limited.UN Broadcast Excerpt, Greta Thunberg, Young Climate Activist at the Opening of the Climate Action Summit 2019, United Nations license 24 October 2022.CBS News Excerpt 1970. Fair usage, archive courtesy Leah Hodge, CBSwww.erlandcooper.comwww.creativeprocess.info www.oneplanetpodcast.orgIG www.instagram.com/creativeprocesspodcastArtworks by Mia Funk www.miafunk.comMusic from Folded Landscapes courtesy of Erland Cooper and Universal Music Enterprises.
What will the city of tomorrow look like?We are living in the Century of the City. Cities are the main drivers of creativity and innovation. Yet, a great number of people have little or no conception of what their future will look like when it comes to creating resilient, sustainable, and liveable cities. Even though a significant majority are intent on learning more about climate disruption, energy, transport, water, air, waste, education, and jobs.In a decade of transformative change, Future Cities podcast tells stories about the best in democracy, culture, urbanism, and society. It is a story of the cities of tomorrow told in a relevant, exciting, and accessible way by the many stakeholders and changemakers reimagining and reshaping our future.
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