Conference will look at ways to rejuvenate urban life

Date of release: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Future Cities ConferenceThe future of Earth’s “megacities” is the subject of a two-day conference to be held at the University of Greenwich.

Future Cities, which runs on Thursday, 19 April and Friday, 20 April,will explore the main themes related to our urban futures, featuring speakers from the fields of architecture, art, business and technology. It will include talks from the university’s Professor Neil Spiller, Nic Clear and Dr Rachel Armstrong.

Professor Spiller, Dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Construction, says: “The conference will look at ‘megacities’, which house more than 10 million people and cause strain to already stressed modern infrastructures causing issues such as crime, homelessness, traffic congestion and pollution. 

“The future depends on prosperity and many stakeholders are exploring new ways to create buildings, finding fresh approaches to managing information to help find order and encourage biological systems to revitalize our cities’ health.” 

The first day of the conference features presentations and discussions examining urban and architectural issues. The second day aims to identify the next steps towards rejuvenating our cities and making them more sustainable.

Future Cities takes place in the Howe Lecture Theatre (Queen Anne 080), Old Royal Naval College, University of Greenwich, Park Row, London, SE10 9LS. To book a place at this free event, or for further information please contact Phillipa Wall:

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The university’s School of Architecture, Design & Construction is jointly hosting the conference with Avatar (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architecture Research Laboratory)