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Virtual Event Series Part II - Key Drivers of Future Smart Cities 16. Feb. 21 17h

Prof Dr Anke Struever | Professor of Urban Geography and Head of the RCE | Centre for Sustainable Social Transformation | University of Graz

Prof Dr Anke Struever | Professor of Urban Geography and Head of the RCE | Centre for Sustainable Social Transformation | University of Graz

Dr Nathaniel O'Grady | Lecturer in Human Geography and Disaster & Director of Postgraduate Research | Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute | University of Manchester

Dr Nathaniel O'Grady | Lecturer in Human Geography and Disaster & Director of Postgraduate Research | Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute | University of Manchester

News vom 08.02.2021

INVITATION

VIRTUAL EVENT SERIES PART II  
KEY DRIVERS OF FUTURE SMART CITIES

16 February 2021 | 17:00 – 18:00 CET | 16:00 – 17:00 GMT

EVENT SUMMARY

Following our successful five part event series from May to July 2020, we would now like to invite you to join the first session of our virtual event series part II, filled with insights from leading innovation experts from Germany and the UK. The event series is co-organised by the UK Science and Innovation Network Germany (SIN), the German U15 and BABLE, a young Morgenstadt spin-off facilitating innovation in cities.

The overall topic of our second session will be a resilient recovery after the pandemic reflecting on what the crisis has changed in urban areas and how that impacts our view on future smart cities. Together with our two experts from Germany and the UK we will discuss challenges and (smart) approaches of urban sustainability and resilience.

A quick introduction by Prof Dr Anke Struever, University of Graz will concentrate (1) on pandemic urbanism as both challenge and driver for urban sustainability in socio-ecological terms and (2) on smart urbanism’s pitfalls for social justice. Dr Nathaniel O'Grady from the University of Manchester will then will focus specifically on the changing character of public infrastructure and its provision under smart urban initiatives.

SESSION 2 | CITIES FOR A RESILIENT RECOVERY 

AGENDA

16:00 | 17:00 – Welcome by Dr Olaf Kranz, Head of the UK Science & Innovation Network DACH Region

16:05 | 17:05 – Input Prof Dr Anke Struever, University of Graz

16:10 | 17:10 – Input Dr Nathaniel O'Grady, University of Manchester

16:15 | 17:15 – Open Discussion moderated by Dr Olaf Kranz (until 17:00 | 18:00)

HOW CAN I JOIN THE VIRTUAL EVENT?

Sign up for our virtual event on 16 February 2021 by clicking the button below. The event will take place on the online event platform RemoClick here for a complete Remo Guide for attendees which may help you with technical requirements and troubleshooting.

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