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Opening Lecture – 14th Brunel International Lecture
August 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
ICE, together with the International Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (ICSI), invite you to the opening lecture of our 14th Brunel International Lecture series. Building on previous series, resilience and sustainability in infrastructure development will remain the main theme of the 2022-24 programme.
The individual lectures will focus on:
- Engineering solutions and;
- Best practice examples specific to each region.
The opening lecture in London will provide a global perspective, with a special focus on resilient cities, and the importance of climate equity and support for cities in emerging economies.
The wider series will shine a spotlight on equitable, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure challenges around the world and showcase what engineers globally are doing to help address that challenge.
Mitigation and adaptation efforts are both necessary for tackling climate change impacts, however the latter is often overshadowed by the former. It is important to tackle climate change impacts that are felt now, whilst preparing for the future with resilient infrastructure.
The lectures will provide a platform for dialogue with high-profile leaders across the globe, while focusing on practical engineering issues in tackling climate change at the local level.
The opening lecture will feature a keynote address (speaker to be announced soon), and an interactive panel discussion moderated by ICE President Ed McCann. The expert line-up includes:
- Dr Mark Pelling, Professor of Risk and Disaster Reduction at UCL
- Dr Vicky Hutchinson, Practice Director, Environment for UK & Europe at Atkins Global.
Save the date: Join us for the next leg of the Brunel International Lecture Series: Africa – 17 November 2022