Summer course on Smart & Sustainable Cities

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Newcastle University

Summer school: Smart, Sustainable Cities

A joint EERA and UERA Summer school at Newcastle University.

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UERA exists to strengthen, expand and optimise the European Development of new urban research and innovation capabilities. The EERA Joint Programme on Smart Cities aims to develop scientific tools and methods that will enable intelligent design, planning and operation of the energy system of an entire city in the near future. This short course provides training and learning opportunities to equip you with new socio-technical skills sets for urban sustainability research and innovation.

It will be delivered at the Urban Sciences Building at Science Central, a data-rich, sensed environment. The site is home to the Urban Observatory; a living lab gathering sensor data on its performance, energy sources and consumption, and even its building skins. Newcastle has extensive urban sensing at micro (appliance), meso (building) and macro (city) scales.

Data gathered from the building, city quarter and wider metropolitan area can be mediated to stakeholders in a purpose-built facility. Newcastle has developed Decision Theatre methodologies and spaces for co-creation and visualisation of research data to explore information from multiple sectors simultaneously. Newcastle hosts a £300,000 dedicated venue with high-resolution projection and touch screen system in an immersive, interactive 3D environment to facilitate the use of socio-informatics co-creation techniques in this course.

Who is the course aimed at?

The course is suitable for people who want to develop socio-technical skills sets for urban sustainability research and innovation.

All information on the programme and registration is available on the Newcastle University website.