Future City: How We Achieve a Just Transistion in Cities

Wed Oct 18 2023 at 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Watershed | Bristol

Bristol Ideas
Publisher/HostBristol Ideas
Future City: How We Achieve a Just Transistion in Cities
Cities offer many of the answers to the climate emergency. And there’s growing demands that we make this a just transition.
About this Event

A just transition is about creating a better society that’s healthy for people and the planet; for workers and for disadvantaged communities.

Just transition is an idea that started in the 1970s in communities affected by pollution, and is now used widely by governments, businesses, and campaigners. The crisis we face is worsening as fires in Europe show. New research highlights almost weekly the closer we are to tipping points.

Any just transition must address not just where we are now, but the communities of the future: people in cities now and those likely to arrive through climate migration. It’s an opportunity as well as a threat; cities have ambition and plans but they are hard to implement. How do we achieve the shift that is needed?

Following a provocation from Manu Maunganidze (Bristol Green Capital Partnership), Carla Denyer (co-Leader, Green party), Alex Dietsl (University of Bristol), and Gaia Vince, author most recently of Nomad Century: How to Survive the Climate Upheaval, debate just transition and cities. Chaired by Olivia Sweeney, engineer and Black and Green Ambassador.


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  • Watershed’s main entrance and Box Office are both on the ground floor which is accessible via a ramped, electronically assisted entrance door.
  • There are two Blue Badge parking spaces to the rear of Watershed on Canons Road.
  • Guide dogs and hearing dogs are very welcome.
  • The first floor of Watershed is accessible via lift from the main entrance and includes level access to all areas, including the cinemas and event spaces.
  • The cinemas and event spaces have induction loops.
  • There is an accessible toilet (with baby changing facilities) near Cinema 1. Follow the signs for the Cinemas and the accessible toilet is just on your left through the double doors before Cinema 1.
  • There are gender neutral toilets in the cinema corridor on the first floor.

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Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Bristol, United Kingdom


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