What Makes a Successful City?A Future Cities Workshop

Friday, 8th May 2015, 9:55 am - 4:00 pm

Registration from 9:30 am

Venue: The Technology and Innovation Centre

This one-day event will showcase the University of Strathclyde's Institute for Future Cities and introduce you to the City Observatory in the new Technology and Innovation Centre.

This interdisciplinary workshop, designed for a wide audience, will look at wellbeing, energy, security, urban design, transport, and data analytics in the context of improving city life.  

Director Richard Bellingham will be joined by a wide range of speakers including: 

  • David Page, Head of Architecture, Page\Park Architects

  • Cathy Johnston, Group Manager, Development and Regeneration Services at Glasgow City Council

  • Scott Cain, Executive Director, Strategy, Business Development and Communications at the Future Cities Catapult

  • Jeremy Levesley, Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Leicester

  • Ross Hunter, Managing Director of Graven Images

  • Marilyn Lennon, Chancellor's Fellow in Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde.

Registration and refreshments will be available from 9.30am and the event starts at 9.55am.

To find out more about University of Strathclyde's Institute for Future Cities, please visit the website

You can also follow iFutureCities on Twitter @ifuturecities (#strathcity2015).

Who should attend?

  • Researchers across a range of disciplines, including science, engineering and social sciences.

  • Stakeholders and external partners in Future Cities, including industry and government.

Benefits of attending

This event will be an opportunity for attendees to hear the latest from the Institute for Future Cities and
about the advantages derived from collaborations taking place with a range of businesses and local
government. Take advantage of the networking breaks to make new contacts and don’t miss out on the chance to visit the newly opened City Observatory.


Professor Des Higham
phone +44 (0)141 548 3716
Dr Kerem Akartunali
phone +44 (0)141 548 4542
Senior Lecturer
Helen Kendrick
phone +44 (0)141 548 3863
Programme Manager

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