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Clerkenwell Design Week Fringe Event: MegaCities 2050





In celebration of City University’s 125th anniversary there will be an event on the theme of Mega Cities 2050.

Distinguished speakers from London, New York and Barcelona will give informed and informative talks on this theme.

Keynote Speakers

Joan Clos is a medical doctor with a distinguished career in public service and diplomacy. He was Mayor of Barcelona from 1997 until 2006.

Kevin Hom is the Dean of Technology and Design at the City University of New York. His expertise focuses on design and includes research, medical, library and athletic projects.

Ben Rogers is a writer and policy thinker, with a particular focus on cities, citizenship, social capital, public service reform, and the built environment.

Event Agenda

MegaCities 2050 - Wednesday 22nd May
3:30pm Lab Tours: Computer Science or Engineering
6:00pm Registration and Refreshments
6:30pm Welcoming remarks - Professor Rajkumar Roy


Mr Ben Rogers, Centre for London: New solutions for London's critical challenges

Professor Kevin Hom, City University of New York: The Care and Feeding of your Mega City …Lessons from New York City

Dr Joan Clos, 116th Mayor of Barcelona: Megacities Challenges 2050: The Barcelona Experience

7:45pm Q&A
8:00pm Drinks reception plus buffet
Megacities Follow up Workshop - Thursday 23rd May

ELG01 - 12:30pm - 5:30pm

Event overview

This event is open to members of City University and connected organisations. The purpose of the workshop will be to hear from few experts in more detail and discuss the challenges in several Megacities around the world with few selected researchers, stakeholders and enthusiasts.

Draft agenda

12:30pmRegistration & Networking Buffet Lunch
1:00pmProfessor Kevin Hom, TBA
1:30pmDr Joao Clos, TBA
2:00pmMr Rob Whitehead
2:30pmCoffee Break
2:45pmProfessor Sarah Stallebrass, Built Environment
3:00pmProfessor Raj Muttukrishnan, Cyber and City
3:15pmDr Veselin Rakocevic, 5G Networks
3:30pmTeam Exercises
4:45pmConcluding remarks

Group work on Megacity challenges in:

  • Built environment
  • Cyber and City
  • 5G networks and Transportation

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When and where

6.00pm - 9.00pmWednesday 22nd May 2019

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

Contact Details

City Events Team

+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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