Climate-change, homelessness and the cost of living crisis are just some of the issues that Belfast needs to get to grips with.
This August, the Take Back the City coalition invites the citizens of Belfast (and beyond) to an event during which we hope to sketch out solutions to these problems.
Day Two will be more family focused with activities for children.
Tea, coffee will be served with some tasty treats from around the world.
Make your Own Seed Bomb stall will be open.
Presentations by the Take Back The City Coalition on the campaign to build Belfast’s first sustainable community.
Over forty architects from four continents are participating in the City of the Future design competition – grab a coffee and get a sneak peak at the work in progress.
‘Housing is a human right’, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commissioner, Alyson Kilpatrick.
‘The legal case for a sustainable future’, Nicholas Quinn Solicitors. Learn more about how power is responding to Judicial Review 204, a family in housing need who recently quashed Belfast City Council planning processes in the high court.
Land justice and the House of Lords - presentations on how campaigners and decision makers are teaming up to support public access to land in England - with Pam Warhurst (Incredible Edible) and Dr Hugh Ellis (Town and Country Planning Association)
Doors open – register for activities
Learn how to forage for food at Springfield Dam, bilingual nature walk & plant lore with Aoife de Bhál
Valter Mira, permaculture specialist
Craig Sands, GROW NI.
Sample international food and make your own Pizza with Anaka Women’s Collective.
A workshop on how to face the climate mess without going crazy with Lynda Sullivan.
City of the Future will utilise indoor and outdoor spaces. Bring suitable clothes in case of rain. Some activities will be available on a first come first serve basis.
Please let us know if you have any translation, accessibility or dietary requirements. We’ll be happy to help.
To take part in the City of the Future art competition for children click here.
To take part in the City of the Future international competition for urban designers click here.