Cities need to be smarter, more sustainable and resilient.

What lessons can be learned from early adopters of smart city solutions? How do cities ensure growth brings social, environmental and economic benefits for all? What are the funding models to deliver smart and resilient growth to cities and infrastructure?

Join thought leaders and practitioners to explore the issues and unlock solutions for tackling the urban challenges of cities now and in the future. See the latest solutions at the Cities gallery.

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When: 22-23 April, 2015
Where: Altitude London, Millbank Tower, London

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Speakers

Sir Alan Wilson

Sir Alan Wilson

UCL

George Ferguson

George Ferguson

Mayor of Bristol

Kate Henderson

Kate Henderson

TCPA

Chris Murray

Chris Murray

Core Cities

Prof John Polak

Prof John Polak

Imperial College London

Tom Heath

Tom Heath

Open Data Institute 

Rory Bergin

Rory Bergin

HTA Design

Gavin Jones

Gavin Jones

BRE

Ed Parham

Ed Parham

Space Syntax

Nigel Roberts

Nigel Roberts

Cardiff Business Council

Lydia Dutton

Lydia Dutton

Argent

Richard Blyth

Richard Blyth

RTPI

Richard Miller

Richard Miller

Innovate UK

Helen Pineo

Helen Pineo

BRE

Rob Shaw

Rob Shaw

LDA Design

Allan Mayo

Allan Mayo

Independent Expert

Phil Stride

Phil Stride

Thames Tideway Tunnel

Brian Kilkelly

Brian Kilkelly

World Cities Network

Sam Richards

Sam Richards

Crossrail

Jacqueline Fookes

Jacqueline Fookes

Mott MacDonald

Colin Birchenall

Colin Birchenall

Glasgow City Council

Peter Bonfield

Peter Bonfield

BRE

Sue Illman

Sue Illman

Illman Young

Nanco Dolman

Nanco Dolman

Royal HaskoningDHV

Friederike Neugebauer

Friederike Neugebauer

Bosch Software Innovations

Chris Loaring

Chris Loaring

Argyll Environmental Ltd

Dr Steven Fawkes

Dr Steven Fawkes

Only Eleven Percent

Dr Payam Barnaghi

Dr Payam Barnaghi

University of Surrey

Programme

Cities face huge challenges from increasing urban populations and the effects of climate change. Solutions are being developed to make larger, denser and increasingly complex cities more efficient, more resilient and less polluting.

What lessons can be learned from early adopters of smart city solutions? How do cities ensure growth brings social, environmental and economic benefits for all? What are the financing models to deliver smart and resilient growth to cities and infrastructure?

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City connectivity (22 April, 2015)

ICT can offer smart ways to make cities more sustainable, low carbon, healthy and prosperous. How can cities unlock the power of data to deliver more effective and efficient cities?

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City growth (22 April, 2015)

Urban growth creates opportunities to improve existing communities and infrastructure but is often rejected by current residents. How do we create new high quality, resilient and inclusive communities that integrate with existing settlements?

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City infrastructure (23 April, 2015)

Efficient and resilient infrastructure can reduce risks for service providers and users while saving money and valuable resources. How do cities ensure that it contributes to local economies, is fit-for-purpose, and balances supply and demand?

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City financing (23 April, 2015)

Cities need to make long-term strategic investments that may require additional capital expenditure to secure a better outcomes in the future. How do they develop the business cases and unlock the finances for investment now to deliver solutions for the future?

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Delegate information

Gain insights from thought leaders and practitioners, network at an exclusive drinks reception and breakfast briefing, gain knowledge and understanding at facilitated workshops.

Reasons to attend

  1. Gain insights from thought leaders and practitioners, procuring and implementing future cities solutions
  2. Network and exchange ideas at an exclusive drinks reception and breakfast briefing
  3. Gain knowledge and understanding at facilitated workshops
  4. Discover what lessons can be learnt from early adopters of smart city solutions
  5. Hear how cities ensure growth brings social, environmental and economic benefits
  6. Understand financing models are available to delivery smart and resilient growth of cities and infrastructure
  7. Gain 14 hours CPD certification over the two days 

Delegate benefits

  • Full access to the conference and conference webcast post event
  • Networking drinks reception with demonstration on evening of first day
  • Delegate networking breakfast on morning of second day
  • Networking fork buffet lunch
  • Free Access to the Cities Gallery, featuring solutions, projects and technologies helping shape future cities
  • 14 hours CPD Certified content over the two days
  • Complimentary tea & coffee throughout the day
  • Discounted BRE IHS publications relevant to the Cities agenda

Delegate profile

Local Government: Head of City planning, Town planners, Economic Developers, Head of Estate/Procurement, Technical Officers, Development Directors

Engineering: Head of Civil Engineering, Infrastructure Directors, Technical Director

Developers: Technical Director, Operations Director, Chief Operating Officer, Managing Director

Architecture:  Managing Directors, Partners, Urban Designers, Planners

Contractors: Managing Directors, Commercial Directors, Design Directors, technical Directors

Portfolio Managers: Managing Directors, Financial Directors, Head of Risk/Insurance

Software providers: Technical Directors, Product Directors

Infrastructure/transport: Head of Engineering, Director of Projects

Building Services:  Technical Directors, Sustainability Directors, Managing Directors

 

 

 

 

Sponsors

Drinks Reception Sponsor

4Projects Ltd


4Projects by Viewpoint is an award-winning secure online collaboration solution for the building and infrastructure sectors. This innovative software helps teams increase collaboration and project control at every stage of the construction lifecycle, whatever their role in a project.

Drawings, documents, email and contracts need to be shared quickly among all stakeholders.

4Projects by Viewpoint was designed to make project management easier at every step, from preconstruction, to building, to continued operation and maintenance. 

www.4projects.com

Breakfast Briefing Sponsor

Mott MacDonald


Mott MacDonald is an employee-owned $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We use our ingenuity to create lasting value for all we work with - customers, communities and staff. Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defence, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater. We’re a global company with a local presence – we operate through 180 principal offices in nearly 50 countries, giving us local market insight and resources on the ground to support every client.

In the urban context our multidisciplinary capabilities and commitment to partnership with architects, developers and communities means we are able to deliver imaginative, flexible and sustainable projects in line with government aspirations and legislation. The services we provide cover all crucial aspects of development - from sustainability master planning through to implementation, including urban design, landscape design, risk assessment, project management, energy saving and procurement.

www.mottmac.com

Cities Growth Sponsor

Landmark Information Group

Landmark Information Group has been sourcing, creating, analysing and adding value to geospatial data for over 30 years. As a leading provider to the environmental consultancy, lending, conveyancing, surveying, asset management, utilities and Government markets, Landmark's breadth and depth of service, experience and expertise, and its ability to deliver genuine, client-specific value from Big Data, make it a valuable partner to any business in need to such information.

www.landmark.co.uk

 

Cities Gallery Sponsors

Active Tunnelling Ltd

www.activetunnelling.com

Bosch Software Innovations

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2013, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.1 billion euro. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries.

Bosch has recognized expertise in the technologies needed for this city concept. Over the past years, the company has devoted a lot of attention to the subject of connectivity, and worked in the areas of smart sensors and the internet of things and services. The company has extensive systems know-how in the realm of heating, mobility and security systems, as well as software, sensor technology, and energy storage technology expertise.

www.bosch-si.com

LTi Applied Systems

LTi’s focus is on the provision of specialist solutions to problems arising in the application of products to HVAC systems for today’s buildings, whilst having a specific focus on quality and energy efficiency at a commercially acceptable cost.

LTi products range from basic air distribution components through to specialist Displacement Diffusers, Chilled Beams and Thermal Storage Systems.

LTi have also been involved in a number of “firsts” in the UK industry including:

  • The first combined Geothermal Energy Pile and Concrete Core Cooling System in the UK
  • The first Chilled Beam Installations in Canary Wharf
  • The first Major Ice Thermal Storage System for Data Centre Back up
  • The first direct wind powered zero carbon Ice Thermal Storage System

www.lti-ast.co.uk

RSK

RSK is a specialist environmental consultancy delivering industry-leading services and guidance to UK and multinational blue-chip customers. Our commitment to quality and service excellence starts with our people. Comprehensive ISO certification underpins this. By hiring the most talented professionals and encouraging their development, we offer an outstanding blend of skills, knowledge and techniques. The breadth of our experience and the global reach of our operations enable us to conduct the most complex and demanding of projects.

RSK is the fifth largest environmental consultancy in the UK and the number one contaminated land and remediation consultancy in Environment Analyst’s 2014 Market Assessment report.

www.rsk.co.uk

Scott Brownrigg Ltd

Scott Brownrigg is an award-winning international design practice providing architecture, masterplanning, urban design, interior design and town planning services.  Ranked within the top 20 architectural practices in the UK, it undertakes projects across both private and public sectors including regeneration, mixed-use, residential, business space, transport, education, hospitality, sport and leisure, defence and industrial.

The practice has its headquarters in London with regional UK offices in Guildford, Cardiff and Edinburgh and overseas offices in Singapore, Moscow, New York and Zagreb.

With the aim of creating timeless, sustainable and beautiful environments that are aspirational to clients and communities, Scott Brownrigg’s specialist teams are skilled in developing effective solutions for clients. From urban regeneration and the creation of new communities at the macro level through to providing inspirational interiors which address the latest occupier needs.

www.scottbrownrigg.com

SPCMT Ltd

 www.lineworx.co.uk

Zayo Group

Zayo Group is a global provider of bandwidth infrastructure services, including dark fibre, wavelengths, Ethernet, IP services, SONET, carrier-neutral colocation, and technical services. 

Zayo’s network footprint extends over 82,000 route miles, providing fibre-based connectivity between major data centres, carrier PoPs and enterprise buildings in the US, Europe and the UK.

www.zayo.com

Supporters

Venue

The Cities Convention is being hosted at Altitude London in Millbank Tower. Taking place on Floor 29, overlooking the Thames, the conference space and adjacent gallery provides stunning views across central London, including the nearby Palace of Westminster, the City of London, as well as The Shard and other new and emerging buildings.

 

 

Altitude London:

Millbank Tower 21 - 24 Millbank London, SW1P 4QP www.altitudelondon.com

 

Contact Us

For enquiries about the event or how to become a sponsor please contact our team.

General enquiries

Laura Cox
Cities Convention Conference Manager
CoxL@bre.co.uk
01923 664406

Media enquiries

Amanda Brackey
Head of BRE Conferences
brackeya@bre.co.uk
01923 664510
07772 228764

Sponsorship and exhibition enquiries

Ian Davies
Commercial Manager
daviesi@bre.co.uk
07528 976286