Cities and Climate Change
‘Cities and Climate Change’ is the second in SURF’s series of policy panel debates which are being organised in conjunction with the Smart City Futures initiative. The panel debate will ask whether city-regions can effectively develop the knowledge, expertise and capacity to manage systemic responses to climate change
Policy-makers, practitioners, researchers and business leaders are invited to join us in debating this critical issue, informed by a panel of three international experts.
The panel includes: Anthony Bigio, Senior Urban Specialist of the World Bank; Simon Marvin, Director, SURF; and Adrian Smith, Research Fellow, SPRU. Each has experience in understanding both the limits and opportunities for cities to respond strategically and systemically to climate change using examples from the global south and the north.
Following a 5 minute talk by each panel member, we will invite audience participation and debate on the key issues and ways forward.
Please note that participation is by registration only on a first come, first served basis. The flyer and booking form can be downloaded below:
The deadline for registration is Wednesday 29th April. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
This panel debate is informed by several elements of our research portfolio. This includes a collaboration between SURF and Ove Arup, funded by the ESRC, on developing urban knowledge for shaping critical infrastructure; research on city-regions and critical infrastructures; work on the role of knowledge in effective urban policy-making and action; and the development of city-regional knowledge capacity for environmental, social and economic change.
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