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UN World Cities Day: Research Showcase

An event to celebrate UN World Cities Day

09.30 – 13.00, 31st October 2019, Scarman, University of Warwick (The lunch and exhibition will run from 1300 - 1400)

Growing cities face multiple challenges relating to economic, environment and social & cultural sustainability. The University of Warwick seeks to support sustainable urban growth by addressing these grand challenges through research. Translating research so that it can be applied to cities, taking in to consideration the unique characteristics of each, and developing new research that reflects the specific challenges of a city can be difficult to achieve. This event will hear from Warwick researchers showcasing their urban research. The event will be followed by a lunch and exhibition of posters from the postgraduate research community at Warwick.


Following the event there will be a lunch and exhibition of posters from the postgraduate students in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Urban Science and Progress. In addition, there will be a limited amount of space for additional posters. Should you wish to display a poster, please get in touch.


0930 Registration and refreshments

Welcome and introduction including GRP strategy

Professor Jon Coaffee, Co-lead of the Sustainable Cities Global Research Priority


Midlands Future Mobility  

Professor Paul Jennings, WMG


Urban Air Quality  

Dr Adam Johansen, Statistics


UN Sustainable Development Goals and URBE Latam

Philipp Ulbrich, Institute for Global Sustainable Development


Petroleomics: A versatile characterisation tool with applications in the urban environment

Mary Thomas, Molecular Analytical Sciences Centre for Doctoral Training (MAS CDT)


City of Culture Research

Dr Helen Wheatley, Connecting Cultures GRP



Professor Kevin Moffat, Life Sciences

1155 City of Culture Case Study Three
1205 Group Discussion
1230 Lunch, poster exhibition of CDT Urban Science and Progress and networking