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07 Dec 2021

Melissa Woolford joins the World Build podcast to talk about how building a gingerbread city can show how making a city greener will make them cooler, cleaner and healthier places to live

In today’s episode, we speak to Melissa Woolford, Founder and Director of the Museum of Architecture which she started in 2006 to help support entrepreneurial architects and help the public better engage with architecture.

Each year she organises the Gingerbread City exhibition which this year can be seen at a pop-up location in London’s Belgravia. More than 100 top global architects, landscape architects, engineers and ecologists are presenting their gingerbread buildings which explore the theme of nature in the city and champion sustainable design ideas and innovation. 

Using dough, sweets and icing those taking part have created a mini-city of eco-buildings and green infrastructure. All of the structures will show how the challenge of climate change, from overheating, flooding and air pollution to habitat loss, can be addressed.

To find out more about the event, click here.

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