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World Cities Summit 2018

Academics from the School of Engineering and NewRIIS are raising the profile of our world class cities research at a major international summit.

The biennial World Cities Summit is an exclusive platform for government leaders and industry experts to address liveable and sustainable city challenges, share integrated urban solutions and forge new partnerships.

Activities for the Summit started on Saturday 7 July. More than 50 people joined "The City as a Laboratory" workshop run at NewRIIS, our new cutting-edge research facility in Singapore.

Guest speakers from ETH Zurich, MIT and TU Munich joined Prof Stephanie Glendinning, Prof Phil Taylor and Phil James to explore how city-scale research and innovation could help meet urban challenges.

Prof Stephanie Glendinning, who led the workshop at NewRIIS, said: "The workshop attracted delegates from a broad range of companies, government departments and academia. The guest speakers' talks really added to the 'City as a Laboratory' concept and all of the break-out groups produced new ideas for collaboration, exploration and innovation."

This afternoon (9 July), Prof Taylor will speak as part of the Green Growth & Business Forum organised by the UK and Singapore Governments. Following the Forum, the team move to the British High Commission where there is a reception for UK companies and universities working in the green growth, and sustinable cities space.

The Urban Observatory, NewRIIS and Newcastle Helix are also present at the World Cities Summit as part of the UK Government's Department for International Trade stand.

Cities Research

World Cities Summit 2018: NewRIIS workshop in Singapore
More than 50 people took part in a Cities research workshop at NewRIIS ahead of the World Cities Summit.

published on: 9 July 2018