Oxford Programme for
the Future of Cities The Flexible City: rethinking the urban to face future challenges
The Future of Cities Programme is happy to announce that day delegate registration at the Best Sustainable Practice Summer Course is now available.
The Future of Cities: Best Sustainable Practice Summer Course, to be held 16-24 August 2016 at Christ Church College in Oxford, is designed to provide talented and advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students and professionals who aspire to pursue high-level research or management careers with the exposure to some of the key areas involved in making urban development sustainable, flexible, dynamic, resilient, and vibrant in response to evolving challenges and circumstances. These areas include governance and policy; design and planning; technology and innovation; economics, finance and commerce; and socio-legal and cultural development.
Aiming to connect top research and best practice, the Course engages participants in interactive and participatory lectures and seminars taught by leading experts at the University of Oxford, Imperial College London, Warwick University Business School, and management personal and practitioners in the UK governments, business and industrial sectors. It provides a global and comparative perspective on major aspects of contemporary and near future urban development with case studies on mega cities around the world, in order to explore best sustainable practises for balancing economic, environmental and social developments. The following lectures and seminars are now made available for part-time attendance or day delegates:
Tuesday 16 August
9:00-12:00 1. The Flexible City: Regenerative Sustainability and the Urban Technological Transition
2. The Road from Paris
Professor Steve Rayner (University of Oxford)
James Martin Professor of Science and Civilization; Co-Director of Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities; Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Resource Stewardship and the Oxford Geoengineering Programme; Director of the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society.
13:30-14:50 Smart Cities:Definition and Case Studies
Dr Igor Calzada (University of Oxford)
Lecturer, Senior Research Fellow and Policy Adviser at the University of Oxford (UK), Urban Transformations ESRC and the Oxford Programme at the Future of Cities.
Wednesday 17 August
9:00-12:00 1. Building a Sustainable Energy System – Options and Challenges
2. Building a Sustainable Energy System – Storage and Demand response
13:30-14:50 Future Proofing Cities & Heritage-led Regeneration
Ms Janet Miller (Atkins)
Sector Director for Cities and Development, leading key initiatives such as Future Proofing Cities; Director for Heritage; part of the Senior Leadership Team for the UK division of Water, Ground, Environment at Atkins.
Friday 19 August
9:00-12:00 1. Global Challenges for Transport to 2050
2. Cities and Transport: Sustainable Urban Development
Professor David Banister (University of Oxford)
Professor Emeritus of Transport at the University of Oxford; Director of the Transport Studies Unit, University of Oxford (2006–2015); Director of the Environmental Change Institute in the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford (2009–2010); Professor of Transport Planning at UCL (prior to 2006).
13:30-14:50 Transport in London
Saturday 20 August
9:00-10:20 Public Private Partnership in Sustainable Urban Development
10:40-12:00 Urban Political Economy, Governance and Policy in Asian Mega Cities
13:30-14:50 Sustainability and Institutional Investment in Commercial Real Estate Markets
Sunday 21 August
9:00-10:20 Urban Water Policy and Management
10:40-12:00 Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency
Ms Linda Crichton (WRAP)
Head of Resource Management, WRAP (www.wrap.org.uk).
13:30-14:50 European Commissioned-funded Urban Water Project
Monday 22 August
9:00-12:00 1. Technology, Acceleration and Innovation Cluster: Developing the Low Carbon Economy in and for Cities – A Personal Story
2. Smart City Challenges
Professor Richard Templer (Imperial College London)
Director of Innovation at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Hoffmann Chair in Chemistry at Imperial College London; Former Director of UK arm of Climate-KIC and Former Director of Education for the whole of Climate-KIC.
13:30-14:50 Water, Cities and Innovation: What’s Needed and What’s New
Professor Carolyn Roberts (Knowledge Transfer Network & Gresham College)
Specialist in Environmental Technologies, UK Knowledge Transfer Network; Frank Jackson Professor of the Environment at Gresham College; Vice President of the Institute of Environmental Societies; Past Chair of the Society for the Environment.
Wednesday 24 August
9:00-12:00 Applying Behaviour Economics to Sustainability
Professor Ivo Vlaev (Warwick University)
Professor of Cognitive Science and Behavioural Economics, Warwick Business School; Formerly Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London.
13:30-14:20 Art and Culture and Sustainable Urban Development
Ms Catherine Bottrill (Julie’s Bicycle)
Expert at Julie’s Bicycle (www.juliesbicycle.com).