Urban@LSE presents Alex Steffen: “The Hidden Future of Cities”

19 October 2011

The Hidden Future of Cities, Alex Steffen, Urban Futurist

Friday, Oct 21, 12-2pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Urban@LSE is excited to announce that noted urban futurist and two-time TED speaker Alex Steffen will be speaking in a special lunchtime guest seminar at LSE from 12-2pm this Friday afternoon, 21 October. The event will be held in the Wolfson Theatre in the New Academic Building. It is open to the general public, but space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Do you ever wonder whether we should be optimistic or pessimistic about the future? If you want more reasons to think things may still turn out for the better, urban futurist and two-time TED speaker Alex Steffen’s your man. Steffen uses real-world examples and big-picture research to show us that a brighter, greener future is ours to choose. His most recent work is Carbon Zero, a book describing cities that create prosperity not climate change, accelerating their economies while reducing their climate emissions to zero. The big open secret about sustainability work, he recently told Design Observer magazine, is not how bad things are. It is how good things can get.