Digital urbanism – the role of research in urban planning & policymaking

15th September 2011
A talk at the EPSRC

Tim Stonor will give a lunchtime seminar about the role of research in urban planning and policymaking. He will describe his international experience in academia and practice, gained as Managing Director of Space Syntax Limited – a spinoff company from University College London – and more recently as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University.

His focus will be the urgent need to meet the global challenge of population increase and its effects on carbon emissions, resource availability and urban settlement patterns. Tim will describe the growing social, economic and environmental threat of slum living. He will set out a course of action for urban research and professional practice that he believes is needed to create a radical rethinking of the ways in which towns and cities are developing.

EPSRC
Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council
Polaris House
North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN2 1ET
United Kingdom

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