pupils design sustainable communities

Glasgow school pupils design sustainable communities

More than 130 young people from Glasgow secondary schools will put their environmental knowledge to the test this week in a sustainability challenge.

The event - run by researchers at the University of Strathclyde as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences - will see secondary pupils designing their own sustainable communities, balancing energy needs with waste production.

They will seek inspiration from an urban walk around the city centre to examine sustainable architecture.

Dr Robert Rogerson, who has organised the event, said: "Young people are incredibly switched on to sustainability issues, and have an important role to play in helping Glasgow achieve this vision as Europe's most sustainable city in future.

"This event will help them examine the relationship between local services, the economy, jobs, housing and the environment - and how we can reap the rewards of a low carbon society.??

The event will take place on Thursday 3 November at the Lighthouse in Glasgow.