As a Small Island Developing State, Barbados has found itself particularly vulnerable to environmental challenges. This symposium aims to examine the environmental issues which affect development in Barbados and consider the ways, including policies and practices, to make development resilient to these challenges.
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Barbados has growing problems of non-communicable diseases and a rapidly ageing population. How can good physical planning and design improve the wellness of the nation and provide accessibility for everyone to an improved quality of life?
The symposium will explore ways in which improved provision of open space, better accessibility and mobility in urban centres and wider housing choices can make a real difference.
DESCRIPTION: This seminar will examine the opportunities for renewable energy in Barbados. It will look at projects already in the pipeline and future potential. It will explore what factors need to be in place to maximize development.
In particular it will consider what aspects of the planning system need to be developed or improved to assist in the transition to a renewable future.