Future Cities conference – Part 1

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.

Sir Alan Wilson (Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London) – Science and the Future of Cities

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.

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