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SMCSE hosts MegaCities 2050 discussion for Clerkenwell Design Week

City, a member of the World Cities, World Class (WC2) Network, held the event as part of its 125th anniversary celebrations.
by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer)

On Wednesday 22nd May, the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering (SMCSE) hosted MegaCities 2050, one of the 2019 Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) Fringe Events.

The event coincided with City, University of London’s 125th anniversary. City is also a member of the World Cities, World Class (WC2) Network.

For the 10th anniversary of CDW, MegaCities 2050 featured presentations from writer and policy specialist, Ben Rogers; City University of New York Professor of Architecture, Kevin Hom; and former Mayor of Barcelona, Dr Joan Clos, as well as workshops involving academics and experts from City.

Essay competition

The stimulating presentations covered several areas including Barcelona’s bid for and successful execution of the Barcelona Olympic Games of 1992, New York City’s evolution as one of the world’s youngest megacities and London’s unique challenges over the past 40 years.

During the event, the three winners of the ‘My Vision of London 2050’ essay competition, all Computer Science PhD students at City; Fatemeh Najibie and Vali Tawosi (First Prize) and Mithileysh Sathiyanarayanan (Second Prize) were presented with their awards.

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