Late Debate: Environment Matters


Start Date: June 07, 2018

End Date: June 07, 2018


Join London Transport Museum on 7 June for a festival style event to discuss and explore ways of making London a cleaner, greener, and more liveable city. Guests are invited to enjoy an evening of talks, debates, immersive experiences and workshops, as well as networking in our Futures Marketplace and exploring the Museum’s new and iconic galleries after hours.

Meet the people who are trying to solve these problems and find out about the range of actions being taken to improve the city and set London on the path to a better future.

 Highlight activities include:

  • Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor, Environment and Energy will open the evening with a keynote speech.
  • Let’s clear the air! Concerned about the detrimental impact of air pollution in London? Join this expert packed panel debate to ask what is happening to reduce pollution in our city and what we can all do to help. Chaired by Professor Frank Kelly of the London Air Quality Network at King’s College London.
  • Climate change: Forecasting risks, engineering solutions – Climate change is predicted to increase the risk of major flooding, droughts and heatwaves in the capital. As part of the Year of Engineering, join a panel of professional problem-solvers to explore the evidence and discuss ideas for engineering a brighter future. Chaired by Dr Hayaatun Sillem, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
  • Lightning talks – Inspired by the draft London Environment Plan, enjoy a line-up of quick-fire talks by people striving to make London one of the greenest cities on Earth. Expect innovative large scale infrastructure, urban farming, next generation engineers, living streets and more!
  • Futures Marketplace Pop into our Futures Market Place to enjoy workshops and meet the innovators, disruptors and changemakers working towards a healthier, more sustainable, and cleaner city.
  • Yoga and mindfulness for urban living – Join cultural yoga instructor Chi Onuora who will be sharing a simple daily practice routine of yoga and mindfulness exercises, designed to minimise stress and enhance life in an urban environment.
  • Enjoy a drink, music and the chance to explore the Museum’s collection after hours, including London Transport Museum’s brand new displays and galleries; Digging Deeper and The Secret Life of a Megaproject

Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, Shirley Rodrigues, said: “All Londoners deserve a city that is clean, green and healthy. The Mayor has set out his ambitious plans for improving London’s environment immediately and for generations to come. I’m pleased to be joining the Late Debate to share more about what we’re doing – including cleaning up London’s toxic air, becoming the first National Park City through protecting and expanding green spaces and reducing waste from single-use plastics”.

Speakers, hosts and contributors (alphabetised) include:

Simon Birkett, Founder and Director, Clean Air in London; Justin Bishop, Senior Consultant in Transport Planning, Arup; Samantha Heath, Chief Executive, London Sustainability Exchange; Hugo Horlick, Director, Rootlabs; Prof. Frank Kelly, Director of the Environmental Research Group at King’s College London and Deputy Director of the MRC-HPA Centre for Environment & Health; Lilli Matson, Director of Transport Strategy, City Planning, Transport for London; Layla McCay, Director, Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health; Chi Onuora, Cultural Yoga Instructor; Rob Paris, ‎Head of Sustainability & Consents , Crossrail; Tom Platt, Head of Policy and Communications, Living Streets; Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, Greater London Authority; Dr Hayaatun Sillem, Chief Executive, Royal Academy of Engineering; Ian Uttley, Senior Engineer at London Underground; Representatives from the Institution of Civil Engineers, Deptfordfolk, and Green Alliance.

 Tickets to the Late Debate cost £15 (£12 concessions) and are for adults only (18+). Tickets can be bought online at Guests who enter the code 241Earlybird get two tickets for the price of one when they book online before 7 May 2018.

For advance booking information, call +44 (0)20 7565 7298.