Wellbeing in the Smart City Workshop & Seminar

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Venue: Atlas 1 & 2, Kilburn Building, Oxford Road, The University of Manchester, M13 9PL

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Rethinking the way that technology can be used to improve health and wellbeing is an essential challenge for cities. Manchester is one of the leading cities for both devolution of health & social care and the development of the smart city through the CityVerve 'Internet of Things' demonstrator.

The event will be hosted by The University of Manchester, in association with Arup Design & Consulting, and will focus on three areas - 'Wellbeing in the Smart City'; 'Wellbeing and the Smart Campus', and 'Wellbuildings'.

The aim of the day is to bring together researchers, practitioners, technologists, and industry partners interested in exploring the challenges and opportunities associated with designing, building, and maintaining liveable urban environments in the face of increasing pressures to ensure their environmental sustainability, minimise carbon impact, and deliver efficient modern spaces.

Joining us are:

  • Tim Griggs (Associate Director & Digital Leader NW&Y, Arup)
  • Steve Turner (Head of Cities, Arup)
  • Dan Hill (Associate Director & Head of Arup Digital Studio)
  • Mei Ren (Director, BuroHappold Engineering & Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at the University of Manchester)
  • Jamie Anderson (Senior Sustainability Consultant, BuroHappold Engineering)
  • Richard Fitton (Energy House Research Lead, Salford Energy House, University of Salford)
  • Carmel Dickinson (CityVerve IoT Demonstrator, University of Manchester)
  • Rachel Kenyon (Business Engagement Officer, University of Manchester)

The event will take place in the Atlas Rooms, Kilburn Building, and will incorporate the planned School of Computer Science seminar talk by Dan Hill, Associate Director & Head of Arup Digital Studio at 14:00.

View the full agenda here