The Reading 2050 lecture series is a platform of discussion around the work of the Reading 2050 group.

The group was established in 2013 by the School of the Built Environment, Barton Wilmore and Reading UK to deliver a strategic, long-term vision that will support the delivery of Reading’s legacy of a truly smart & sustainable city.

Upcoming Reading 2050 talks:

28 June – Reading: Nurturing Nature and Young People in the Future

Speaker: Natalie Ganpatsingh, Nature Nurture
Time: 18:00-19:00
Location: Building L022, room G01,
London Road campus,
University of Reading,

The School of the Built Environment (SBE) will be hosting a lecture on Nature and People in Our Urban Future on 28 June. The lecture is part of the Reading 2050 lecture series, which provides a platform to discuss how Reading should evolve into a smarter and more sustainable city by 2050. The lecture  is scheduled for 6.00-7.00 pm on Thursday 28 June. It will feature Pride of Reading Award winner Nature Nurture’s Natalie Ganpatsingh. The lecture will be in Room G01 (Building L022) on our London Road campus.

For details on the full series see:

Natalie Ganpatsingh, Director, Nature Nurture CIC: Philosopher, artist and Forest School Leader on a mission  to connect urban communities with the nature on their doorstep.  Natalie believes that connecting people with the wild spaces within our towns and cities is crucial to building strong, happy, healthy communities who care about each other and the environment. Her award-winning social enterprise,  Nature Nurture CIC collaborates with the conservation, heritage, health and education sectors to achieve positive outcomes for people and the planet. In 2016 Nature Nurture achieved a achieved a Pride of Reading Award in recognition of  their success in engaging people with nature. In 2017 they enabled trees to talk with Raspberry Pis and were selected as one of the 50 Gamechangers in the Thames Valley design and technology community. Her work has taken her to Belize (Raleigh International Expedition Artist, 1998), Ghana (Oxfam On the Line project, 2000), Kenya (Mediae Development Education Project, 2008) and Palestine (United Nations ‘Participate’ project, with ‘Real Time Video’; film-making with Palestinian women, 2013). Natalie is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

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Past Reading 2050 talks:

31 May – The Urban Metabolism of Reading
Speakers: Eugene Mohareb and Daniela Perrotti, School of the Built Environment

Place and Environment Public Lecture Series list

Further information: Reading 2050 vision

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