University of Southampton Holds Research Collegium on Coastal Eco-cities Symposium 2013

Posted on 31st July, 2013

On Tuesday the 23rd July 2013, the University of Southampton held a research collegium on ‘Coastal Eco-cities’. Click here to see the leaflet of the event.

Collegium Motivation:
The success of the Collegium depends on the collaborative application of a broad range of engineering and other competences as the drive to address the challenges encountered in Coastal Eco Cities. The aim is for Collegium contributors to identify practical solutions addressing current and future challenges within the theme, focussing on both engineering fundamentals as well as well as interdisciplinary pathways covering processes from an initial concept into a deliverable reality and which includes a range of engineering as well as socio-economic branches and interactions inter alia.

The talks given on the day are outlined below. The talks were highly interesting and we would like to thank all the speakers that helped to make the day a success.

Southampton—a port city

Councillor Simon Letts, Leader, Southampton City Council

Governance of Infrastructure Systems—a synthesis of pragmatism and rigor

Professor Brian Collins, Director, UCL Centre for Engineering Policy (ex. CS, BIS and DfT) – University College London*

Cities of the Future: Research Opportunities

Professor Jeremy Watson, ARUP *

Transportation as a Vitruvian concept in the design of a sustainable city

Professor Nick Tyler, Head of Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomantic Engineering, Director Accessibility Research Centre, University College London *

Flooding in coastal cities: present situation and future trends

Professor Robert Nicholls, University of Southampton

Approaches to Energy Supply in Cities

Prof. AbuBakr Bahaj, University of Southampton *