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Future Mobility Symposium 2020 (hosted by Research in Arts and Humanities at Manchester Met)

As part of the Innovate UK Government funded Centre for Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV 2) project ‘SYNERGY’, the Complexity Planning and Urbanism Lab (CPU-Lab) at the Manchester School of Architecture in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is organising the Future Mobility Symposium 2020 in Manchester.

This half day event is planned around Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs), to explore their potentials, pitfalls, government policies, current projects and research conducted in this area. The event will include a panel of experts from industry, academia and government to discuss issues and share their views around the implementation of the technology, upcoming projects, policy work and potential concerns. This event will feature a number of provocations from experts in the field followed by a round-table discussion leading to a published public report.

The provocations and discussion will revolve around the following themes:

– Disruption to existing services

– Benefits (for mobility)

– Risks

– Urban Transformation / Changes required to City Infrastructure

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13:30 – 14:00:  Arrival

14:00 – 14:10: Welcome and Introduction

Mr Ulysses Sengupta, Reader and Director of Complexity Planning and Urbanism Research Lab, MSA, Manchester Metropolitan University

14:10 – 14:30: Future Mobility and CAV

14:30 – 14:45: Urban Simulation and CAV

Solon Solomou and Sigita Zigure, Complexity Planning and Urbanism Research Lab, MSA, Manchester Metropolitan University

14:45 – 15:30: The Future of Mobility: Provocations

4 x 10 minute provocations from invited speakers/experts in academia, industry and government bodies, including Imperial College London, Oxfordshire City Council, Highways England, Automotive Industry (TBC)

15:30 – 15:50:  Coffee Break and networking

15:50 – 16:50: The Future of Mobility: Roundtable Discussion

16:50 – 17:40: Feedback and Group Discussion

Chair, Mr Rob Hyde, Senior Lecturer, Manchester School of Architecture, Manchester Metropolitan University

17:40 – 17:55: The Future of Mobility Funding Landscape

Dr Delia Dimitriu, Connected Places Catapult

17:55 – 18:00: Closing remarks from the chair

18:00 -18:30: Drinks and Networking


Event Details

Location Manchester School of Arts (Benzie Building)
Manchester, M15 6ED
Start Tuesday 14 Jan 2020 2:00pm
Finish Tuesday 14 Jan 2020 6:30pm

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