MUI Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Series: Infrastructure and Economic Development
|Dates:||29 April 2021|
|Times:||21:00 - 22:30|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Urban Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Seth Schindler, Danial Naqvi, Julie Miao, Raj Reddy|
Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Webinar Series.
Webinar three: Infrastructure and Economic Development
The COVID-19 crisis has put urban infrastructure under the spotlight.
New questions on the ways we build (and build back) infrastructure in cities are now front and centre globally. Faced with a combination of economic, environmental, health and social challenges, cities are learning from each other, experimenting and innovating with strategies in an increasingly uncertain world.
For many, this often involves both working with existing, while also building new, blue, green and grey infrastructure. This often means new roles for city governments, alongside private and third sectors agencies, and the introduction of new platforms and technologies as infrastructure is used by those who govern cities both to project them into the world economy while also being used as part of strategies to address issues of inequalities and social exclusion.
This webinar series brings together speakers from the three universities to discuss the future role of infrastructure in cities.
Role: Senior Lecturer in Urban Development and Transformation
Organisation: The University of Manchester
Role: PHD Researcher in Urban Sustainability and Digital Platforms
Organisation: The University of Manchester & University of Melbourne
Role: Senior Lecturer in Property and Economic Development
Organisation: University of Melbourne
Role: Associate Professor in Human Geography
Organisation: University of Toronto
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