Healthy and Prosperous Cities – Key Cities Meeting @Southampton

This event is organised jointly by Southampton City Council and the University of Southampton

Event website | Venue: University of Southampton, Hartley Suite, Building 38, Southampton UK

Thursday 21st February 2019 – 09:30 – 18:30

Directions to the venue.


Tentative Agenda

9:30 Registration and refreshments
10:00 Plenary Session 1 – Setting the Scene
  • Introduction by the Conference Chair, ‘Bakr Bahaj,University of Southampton.
  • Clean Air and Energy, Southampton City 1st UK City to Reduce NOx and be CO2 Neutral by 2040, Councillor Chris Hammond, Leader, Southampton City Council.
10.40 Morning Refreshments
11:00 Plenary Session 2 – Views from Policy Makers & Stakeholders
  • Keynote Speech – Dr Alan Whitehead, MP, Shadow Minster Energy and Climate Change(invited).
  • Zero Emission Zones in Oxford – Councillor Tom Hayes, Oxford City Council
  • Transition to Clean Energy, Polly Billington, UK100
  • Research and Opportunities to Inform Policy, William Powrie/ Brian Collins UKCRIC
12:15 Breakout Session 1: Liveable Cities – Views from Local Authorities & Stakeholders
  • Round table 1: Air quality – reducing city air pollution in local authority cities.
  • Round table 2: Transiting cities to Low Carbon Energy – Electricity and Heat.
  • Feedback from Breakout Session 1.
13:15 Lunch Break
14:00 Breakout Session 2: Local Power/Heat Generation & Markets – Views from Local Authorities & Stakeholders
  • Round table 3: Generating/selling green electricity – an alternative source of income
  • Round table 4: Local energy companies, offering residents affordable low-carbon energy.
  • Feedback from Breakout Session 2.
15:00 Afternoon Refreshments
15:15 Plenary Session 3 – Views from Stakeholders
  • Port Cities – input from ports partners – city relationships and how to improve it.
  • Solarising Southampton, ‘Bakr Bahaj,University of Southampton.
  • Data Trust and Observatory, Wendy Hall, WSI University of Southampton
  • Three Revolutions in Transport, John Preston, University of Southampton
  • Evidence Base – input from academia – exploring best practice for Local Authorities.
  • SmartCity Sensors: lessons learned from real world deployments, Nick Allott, NquiringMinds, Southampton.
16:30 Plenary Session 3 – Summing up / Introduction to Day 2*
  • Summary of the day.
  • Innovative ideas/concepts from academia. Idea is to ensure best practice and potentially a toolkit of policies for local authorities.
  • Way forward.
17:00 RefreshmentsReception

1. Please register your attendance through this link
2. UKCRIC is the UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities.
3. Programme likely to change.