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Vital Topics: Smart Cities – Solutions for tomorrow’s world

February 23 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

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Vital Topics - Smart Cities

An Alliance Manchester Business School event
Thursday 23 February, University Place, The University of Manchester

How do you solve infrastructure problems before they become a threat? Futurologists and leading figures on transport, infrastructure and energy explore what solutions there are to our burgeoning urban hubs. Hear from a panel of experts:
Professor Ian Cotton, Triangulum Project, University of Manchester; Chris Ogelsby, Chief Executive, Bruntwood; Thomas Renn, Managing Director, MSP; and Professor Mark Elliot, Professor of Data Science, University of Manchester

As part of this event Interface and Oliver Heath Design will be creating a fascinating multi-sensory Biophilic Design installation on the ground floor of University Place.

Biophilia (meaning “a love of nature”) is a subject at the forefront of sustainable design thinking. The installation will demonstrate how taking a human centered approach to the design of the workplace and improving the human connection to nature, can create distinct and tangible business advantages. These include a rise in productivity, creativity and wellbeing with a decrease in absenteeism and presenteeism. Come and visit to find out how buildings are becoming smarter, happier and healthier…naturally.

5.45pm-6.30pm: Registration and drinks reception
6.30pm-7.50pm: Panel debate followed by audience Q&A
There is no charge to attend but places are limited.

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February 23
5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
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The University of Manchester
University Place, 176 Oxford Rd
Manchester, M13 9QQ
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