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“Century of Cities” Topic for Oct. 24 Science Forum

century of citiesThe 21st century has rightly been called “The Century of Cities,” with urban areas as the leaders in economic growth and sustainability innovation.

Phil Enquist, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Energy and Urbanism, will present on the challenges facing cities and regions today and holistic principles to guide future development. An integrated approach to energy and urbanism will be transformative at all scales of development, from individual buildings, to districts, cities, nations, and even multinational watersheds. With a focus on the human experience and a bold vision of carbon neutrality, city design can drastically reduce resource consumption, help cities build disaster resiliency, and improve quality of life.

The “Century of Cities” presentation will take place Friday, October 24. The science forum will not meet the week of Fall Break – October 17.

The Science Forum begins at 12 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe, Rooms C-D. The event is free and open to the public.