Participation at the EcoCities World Summit in London

Under the headline of ‘Connecting Communities’, the OBEL AWARD joined other philanthropic organizations concerned with shaping the future of our built environment, such as the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the Earthshot Prize, as partners of the 2023 EcoCity World Summit.

During three days at the Barbican Center in London, delegates from all over the world discussed sustainable urban development, climate adaptation, environmentally sensitive construction, green financing models, and many more important topics. The OBEL AWARD co-hosted a session on the 15-Minute City strategy, the winning project of the 2021 award. The session was chaired by Senior Advisor Martha Thorne, and featured Professor Carlos Moreno and Executive Director of the Greater London Authority, Phil Graham. Furthermore, the 2022 OBEL AWARD-winning project, Seratech, exhibited their carbon-neutral carbon-capture and storage technology which gained much attention amongst delegates.

It was both interesting and rewarding to be part of the 2023 edition of EcoCity Summit which, now in its 33rd year, is the longest-running global conference on ecology and cities.