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Symposium on Urban Integration

News · January 2nd, 2014

Contributed by Rich Dawson

COST Action TU0902 (Integrated Assessment for Urban Sustainability) is organizing a symposium on Urban Integration 2014 funded by the European Science Foundation. The event will take place 6-7th March 2014 in Sheffield, UK (visit event’s website).

This two day symposium will explore how state of the art approaches to integrated assessment are helping understand the complexity of urban areas and assist in the implementation of integrated strategies which typically seek to reconcile urban concerns such as energy, transportation demand, land‐use planning, construction of new civil infrastructure and governance.

Professor Richard Dawson (COST Action Chair, Newcastle University & Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research), Professor Annemie Wyckmans (NTNU, Norway) and Dr. Stephen Dobson (Sheffield Hallam University), Dr. Oliver Heidrich (Newcastle University) and Dr. Jonathan Koehler (Fraunhofer Institute) will present key results from the COST Action.

In addition to a number of other invited talks on the theme of urban integration, we are extremely privileged to be joined by three outstanding keynote speakers:

– Professor Chris Kennedy (University of Toronto) – Sustainable Infrastructure Group and a leading authority on urban metabolism
– Professor Christoph Reinhart (MIT) – Works in the field of sustainable building design and environmental modeling and leads the MIT Sustainable Design Lab
– Professor Gerhard Schmitt (ETH Zurich) – Leads the development of the Simulation Platform for the Future Cities Laboratory, and is a Founding Director of the Singapore-ETH Centre

Registration, and more information, on this exciting event is now open. We look forward to seeing you in Sheffield.

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