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Future Cities Programme: Prize Fellows 2015

last modified Dec 09, 2015 11:40 AM
Future Cities Programme: Prize Fellows 2015

Kristen MacAskill

In October 2015, eight PhD students, including Kristen MacAskill from the Centre (MPhil 10-11), were awarded Future Cities Prize Fellowships to present their ideas of what cities will be like at the first annual Future Cities conference in July 2016.

They each received £2000 to develop a short research paper and to summarise their ideas about how future cities may be designed, operated and lived within to meet social, economic and environmental aims.  They will also present a poster showcasing their ideas at the first annual Future Cities conference in Cambridge in June 2016.

The Future Cities programme is funded through a generous gift from Capital & Counties and is being hosted by the Department of Land Economy, in collaboration with the Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment.

For more information see:

http://www.cfse.cam.ac.uk/directory/future_cities_student_fellows_2015

Wording taken from Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment website

Key Themes of the Course

Context

The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.

Perspectives

An ability to work with specialists from other disciplines and professional groups acknowledging that technical innovation and business skills also must be understood, nurtured and combined as precursors to the successful implementation of sustainable solutions

Change

An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.

Tools

An awareness of a range of assessment frameworks, sustainability metrics and methodologies such as Life Cycle Analysis, Systems Dynamics, Multi-Criteria Decision making and Impact Assessment.