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TEDxAdelaide - Steffen Lehmann - Cities of the future

Today's problems cannot be solved if we still think the way we thought when we created them. -- Albert Einstein.Steffen Lehmann presented innovative and bold ideas that could transform our energy-hungry cities to greener urban centres. He argues that we need better models for rapid urbanisation, which include innovative housing typologies for inner-city living and re-engineering of outdated construction methods, including adaptive re-use of existing buildings, by using lightweight low carbon construction systems.For over 20 years, Steffen Lehmann has been at the forefront of innovative sustainable architecture and urbanism. He is director of the Research Centre for Sustainable Design & Behaviour (sd+b) at the University of South Australia; and he holds the UNESCO Chair for Sustainable Urban Development for Asia and the Pacific (since 2008).In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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