Thames Valley (UK)

Great Debate 2020 — Smart Cities: Infrastructure for the Future?

Great Debate 2020 — Smart Cities: Infrastructure for the Future?
  • Date From 11th March 2020
  • Date To 11th March 2020
  • Price Free and open to all
  • Location Henley Business School, The University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus, Reading, RG6 6UR

There are strong reasons for moving to Smart Cities. Smart Cities are urban centres which use digital technologies to process data to improve and integrate systems to improve life for the population and minimise the environmental impact of the city. 

The event is intended to inform about what Smart Cities will mean, what can be done now and what should we expect to see in the future as well as the issues that will need to be addressed. 

The event will follow the format of previous Great Debates with four short talks on specific aspects of the topic by experts in these areas. The four speakers will then form a panel to respond to questions and comments from the audience. 


  • Professor Tim Dixon, Professor of Sustainable Futures in the Built Environment, University of Reading
  • Professor Glen Lyons, Mott MacDonald Professor of Future Mobility, University of the West of England
  • Jonathan Riggall, Director, Stantec UK Ltd
  • Duncan Purves, Director, 2 Insight Ltd

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