May 04, 2016 03:21 PM
The University of Cambridge has launched a new three-year research and fellow programme led by the Department of Land Economy on the topic of ‘Future Cities’. The programme, supported by London property company Capital and Counties Properties PLC (Capco), comprises an annual conference, a visiting fellowship by an expert in the field, and a grant for eight postgraduate fellows to conduct bespoke research on issues shaping future cities and related policy.
Future Cities Programme
The inaugural Future Cities Conference will take place on 29th June at the University; the first of the three-year-long programme focusing on the challenges and opportunities for cities. The Conference will tackle subjects such as the impact of technology on cities, high-rise living and density, resilience to climate change, and what makes cities and developments work well in terms of “happiness”. Speakers will include Lord (Chris) Smith, Professors Paul Cheshire, Philip McCann and Catharine Ward-Thompson.