Symposium 9: Growing Inclusive Cities

Manchester, United Kingdom: May 2020 

If you are interested in attending, please fill in the expression of interest form: Follow this link to nominate yourself

The ninth Royal Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering for Development symposium will take place in Manchester in May 2020. This symposium will cover the overarching theme 'Building Inclusive Cities'. 

The symposium will focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, and will  focus on inclusivity in the infrastructure of cities, in a developing country context.     

Symposium Format

The event will be made up of three multidisciplinary and interactive workshop-style sessions that explore the overall theme of 'Building Inclusive Cities'

Participants are obliged to attend every session to maximise the opportunity to make new contacts and build collaborative relationships. To ensure there is a balance of formal and informal networking opportunities, social activities are organised. 

Symposium Goal

The goal of the two-and-a-half day symposium is to introduce outstanding researchers and innovators working in the international development field (aproximately 0-20 years post-doc, or equivalent experience in industry) to each other, and through this interaction, facilitate collaboration in engineering for development, the transfer of new techniques and approaches across disciplinary boundaries, and the establishment of contacts among the next generation of engineering leaders and beyond.

Symposium 10: Smart Communities - November 2020   

This symposium will take place in November 2020 and will look at the theme of Smart Communities. More information on this event will follow soon. 

To express interest in either of the upcoming symposia please follow the link at the top of the page.