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.
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.
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
|8:00pm||Drinks reception plus buffet|
Megacities Follow up Workshop - Thursday 23rd May
ELG01 - 12:30pm - 5:30pm
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.
|12:30pm||Registration & Networking Buffet Lunch|
|1:00pm||Professor Kevin Hom, TBA|
|1:30pm||Dr Joao Clos, TBA|
|2:00pm||Mr Rob Whitehead|
|2:45pm||Professor Sarah Stallebrass, Built Environment|
|3:00pm||Professor Raj Muttukrishnan, Cyber and City|
|3:15pm||Dr Veselin Rakocevic, 5G Networks|
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