In this final part of the series looking at the Future Cities Conference hosted by Leeds Social Sciences Institute, we will cover the University of Leeds research showcased iBuild: Infrastructure Business Models, Valuation and Innovation for Local Delivery iBuild attempts … Continue reading Future Cities – Part 4: Research at the University of Leeds
This is the third of what will hopefully be 4 posts on last week’s Future Cities conference at Leeds Social Sciences Institute. Today, I will be discussing Tom Riordan’s talk on “The Challenges and Opportunities for the City of Leeds” … Continue reading Future Cities – Part 3: The role of the City Authority
The previous post introduced the Future Cities conference held by Leeds Social Sciences Institute on 4 February. There is a lot to say about the day, which will be dealt here in separate posts – there are more concise notes … Continue reading Future Cities – Part 2: Living in the future city
On 4 February, The Leeds Social Sciences Institute at the University of Leeds hosted its “Future Cities” conference, bringing together a lot of the research being done on the idea of the Future City from around the University.
The programme covered a lot of ground in terms of projects and approaches, so I will be posting in several parts in order to try and do it justice.
The day began with Prof David Hogg, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, who made the point that the research theme being showcased, “Cities, Sustainable Societies & Resilient Infrastructure” is cross-cutting and has representation across all the Faculties of the University.
Alan introduced the UK Government’s Foresight Project “The Future of Cities“, which attempts to put together an evidence base for supporting decisions which will lead to a positive outcome for cities in the long term.
This is a blog about cities, specifically about urban sustainability in the 21st century. If that sounds suitably vague, that’s deliberate. The 20th century saw increasing technicalisation and specialisation in the ways we planned and managed cities from different perspectives. … Continue reading A city is a journey – let’s get going