Past Conferences

#Liveable 2017 : #ModelCities

Tim Beatley Professor of Sustainable Communities University of Virginia.

Prof. Tim Beatley,  author  of Blue Urbanism – Connecting Cities and Oceans, in conversation with conference MC Wallace Chapman, outlines the often under-looked links between coastal cities and their adjoining bodies of water. Tim makes the case for why cities should take a much more active role in the future management of oceans and how this is of as of much benefit to cities and citizens as to the coastal environment.

Tim Beatley is the Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, and chair of the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia (UVA), where he has taught for the last 28 years.

He is autjor and co-author of more than fifteen books on these subjects, including Green Urbanism: Learning from European Cities; Native to Nowhere: Sustaining Home and Community in a Global Age; and Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning. Tim Beatley also directs the Biophilic Cities Project at UVA and is co-founder, with Reuben Rainey, of UVA’s Center for Design and Health, within the School of Architecture.