Cities & Environment Research Ideas Workshop

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Venue: IT407, Kilburn Building, The University of Manchester, M13 9PL

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The aim of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for researchers to present their current ideas under this societal challenge and identify key research problems which need to be addressed. The second part of the workshop will focus on identifying potential funding sources/calls with a view to working up 2-3 potential research proposals in response to a number of funding opportunities which are likely to come on stream next year from UKRI which are relevant to this societal challenge.

We anticipate the workshop will be around 2 hours.

Digital technologies, including sensor networks, data analytics and agile control systems, have the potential to transform cities, and the lives of those who live and work in them, by helping us better understand, plan and manage them. Working closely with Greater Manchester, we will take a broad multidisciplinary approach to address the challenges, bringing together science and engineering, behavioural psychology, social science, public policy, urban planning, human geography with expertise in health, social services and other public services. The theme includes:

  • Integrated transport
  • Building management & energy efficiency
  • Water and waste management
  • Digitally enabled public services
  • Air quality monitoring
  • Spatial analytics
  • Communities and citizen engagement

For further details see our page on; www.digitalfutures.manchester.ac.uk