The UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC), in collaboration with other organisations, is hosting a brainstorming seminar on the morning of 21 May (0900-1230 BST, using Zoom), to develop a prospectus for infrastructure and cities research for a COVID-19 world. The focus will be on what such a world could look like, rather than, necessarily, how it might be achieved (although the ideas should be prima facie achievable).
In preparation for the seminar, we will be compiling initial thinking on sectors – such as transport / mobility, solid waste, water and wastewater, leisure, housing, energy, food, education, manufacturing, construction, data etc. Participants will hear brief presentations on these (plus any others proposed, including systems-level issues) and offer immediate comments (with a post-seminar comment facility). Following the event, systems-level issues, such as preparedness, resilience and sustainability, will be identified.
Register to attend here.
If you are interested in leading, or would like to contribute to, the preparation of a 'sector/issues vision statement', please let Anne Stringfellow know by 0900 on Monday 11 May (A.M.Stringfellow@soton.ac.uk) or by indicating so when you register to attend.