The first annual Future Cities Conference 2016 took place on Wednesday 29th June 2016 at Clare College in Cambridge.
The conference brought together academic experts, investors, developers, researchers and policy decision makers to discuss how we can best design, develop, govern and thrive in cities and explore the challenges and opportunities presented in developing sustainable cities for the future. The focus of the inaugural conference was on high-rise living and density.
The Conference Summary Report can be downloaded by clicking on the image below:
The conference Report was produced in partnership with The Urban Land Institute [ULI]
The Keynote speech 'High Density City Living' was delivered by Professor Edward Ng; an Architect and the Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong [CUHK] and The Associate Director of the Institute of Future Cities: and can be viewed below:
The 2016 Phd Prize Fellow's research posters and profiles can be viewed here
Speaker Presentations 2016:
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Session 1 - Technology and its impact
Adam Locke, Partnership and Innovation Leader, Engineering Excellence Group, Laing O'Rourke -
Session 2 - How we live together in cities
Dimitris Ballas; Senior Lecturer Dept of Geography, University of Sheffield
Ron Bakker; Founding Partner, PLP
Session 3 - Upwards or outwards?:
Professor Paul Cheshire; Emeritus Professor of Economic Geography at the London School of Economics
Session 4 - Risk Resilience and Response
Paul Linden; G.I Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics, University of Cambridge
Catharine Ward Thompson; Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh
The Future Cities Conference was supported by London property firm Capital & Counties Properties Plc.