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Monday, December 7th, 2009 from 18.00-20.00

The Club of Rome EU-Chapter (Brussels) and the European Support Centre of the Club of Rome (Vienna) are pleased to invite you to the 66th Aurelio Peccei Lecture at the The Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium of Sciences and Arts:

Bringing 20.000 People to Manchester City Waterfront Areas in 20 Years 3 Municipalities Share Canal Side Developments

Professor Ian Douglas
Emeritus Professor of Physical Geography at Manchester University

About the Presentation

The Cities of Manchester and Salford and the Borough of Trafford share waterside real estate along the upper end of the Manchester Ship Canal, as well as many kilometers of inland navigation narrow canals. The remarkable Manchester canal side revival story might be of interest to Belgian fluvial and canal cities. Waterfronts have a powerful potential for high value activities, waiting to be fully realised. The future for sustainable or durable city renovation is clearly demonstrated with these cases.

About the Speaker

IAN DOUGLAS, Emeritus Professor of Physical Geography at Manchester University, specialising in urban hydrology and geomorphology, was chair of the City of Manchester Local Agenda 21 and a Director of Salford and Trafford Groundwork. He has had considerable influence on local environmental initiatives and has observed the changes in the inner city population and housing over the last 30 years. He is President of the International Council on Ecopolis Development.


The Aurelio Peccei Lecture will take place at
The Royal Academy of Science, Humanities and Fine Arts of Belgium.


Palais des Académies
1 rue Ducale
ZIP Code: 1000

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