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Vital Topics: Smart Cities – Solutions for tomorrow’s world

20 Feb 2017

Futurologists and leading figures on transport, infrastructure and energy explore what solutions there are to our burgeoning urban hubs

On Thursday, 23 February in University Place

Solutions for Tomorrow’s World: How do you solve infrastructure problems before they become a threat? Hear from our panel of experts on Thursday, 23 February in University Place:

  • Professor Ian Cotton, Triangulum Project, The University of Manchester
  • Chris Ogelsby, Chief Executive, Bruntwood
  • Thomas Renn, Managing Director, MSP
  • Professor Mark Elliot, Professor of Data Science, The University of Manchester

As part of this event Interface and Oliver Heath Design will be creating a fascinating multi-sensory Biophilic Design installation on the ground floor of University Place (pictured above).

Biophilia (meaning "a love of nature") is a subject at the forefront of sustainable design thinking. The installation will demonstrate how taking a human centred approach to the design of the workplace and improving the human connection to nature, can create distinct and tangible business advantages. These include a rise in productivity, creativity and wellbeing with a decrease in absenteeism and presenteeism.

Come and visit to find out how buildings are becoming smarter, happier and healthier...naturally.

  • 5.45pm-6.30pm: Registration, drinks reception and installation viewing
  • 6.30pm-7.50pm: Panel debate followed by audience Q&A

There is no charge to attend but places are limited.

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