Inclusive Growth: Using Music & Culture To Enhance Resilience in Cities

Key Information

On 11 September 2019, Sound Development partnered with UN Habitat for a special edition of their Urban Thinkers Campus.


Sound Development - Leeds, June 2019

Sound Development - Leeds, June 2019

About Sound Development:

Sound Diplomacy is part of the UN Habitat's Urban Thinkers Campus, a network that organises events in order to promote, support and further develop strategies towards meeting the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs). As a result, on 11 September 2019, the eighth edition of Sound Development was held in London in partnership with UN Habitat and explored topics related to music, real estate and sustainability.

Can we create leisure led developments where the music & culture that drives it is done sustainably, and supports the SDGs? Can we ensure gender parity? Fair pay? Zero-waste? These and many other questions were tackled in two presentations and one panel featuring UK experts from the music and real estate industries.

The theme of the evening was “Inclusive Growth: Using Music & Culture To Enhance Resilience in Cities” and attendees ranged from council members to university professors, from NGO managers to festival organisers, from architects to recording studio managers and more.

About UN-Habitat & Urban Thinkers Campus:

UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.

The Urban Thinkers Campus model is an initiative of UN-Habitat’s World Urban Campaign conceived as an open space for critical exchange between urban researchers, professionals, and decision-makers who believe that urbanization is an opportunity and can lead to positive urban transformations.

Tickets:

All tickets were available on a donation basis and all ticket revenue was donated to FWRD, which is the first and only registered charity in the UK dedicated to helping the most vulnerable in society through the collection and redistribution of abandoned items at festivals.

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Sound Development - London, May 2019

Sound Development - London, May 2019

Venue:

201 Bishopsgate
Spitalfields, London
EC2M 3UN, UK

Agenda

  • 6.00pm: ARRIVE

  • 6.30pm - 6.40pm: WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

    • Shain Shapiro, Founder & CEO, Sound Diplomacy

  • 6.40pm - 7.00pm: Presentation 1 - BUILDING SUSTAINABILITY AND WELLNESS INTO REAL ESTATE

    • Abigail Dean, Head of Sustainability, Nuveen

  • 7:00pm - 7:20pm: Presentation 2 - MUSIC, URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE: FROM TALK TO ACTION

    • Lucy Latham, Policy and Cities Programme Lead, Julie's Bicycle

  • 7.20pm - 8.20pm: Panel Discussion - URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: HOW MUSIC CAN BUILD A BETTER WORLD

    • Moderator: Paul Pacifico, CEO, Association of Independent Music

    • Panelist 1: Jim Coleman, Director of Urban Economics, OPM UK

    • Panelist 2: Clare Hebbes, Independent Urban Regeneration Specialist

    • Panelist 3: Matthew Atwood, Senior Consultant, Arup

    • Panelist 4: Victoria Chapman, Head of Sustainability UK & Ireland, Live Nation

  • 8.20pm - 9.00pm: DRINKS & NETWORKING

Speakers:

Head here to learn more about the speakers.

Event Partners:

Have a look at our event partners here.

Other Information:

If you’re interested in learning more about Sound Development just get in touch with Alice at alice@sounddiplomacy.com


Sound Development - London, May 2019

Sound Development - London, May 2019

Sound Development Leeds - June 2019

Sound Development Leeds - June 2019