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Making London Smarter: A Circular Economy Approach, London

  • Lecture
  • London
  • 13 September 2017
  • 18:30 - 20:00
Making London Smarter: A Circular Economy Approach, London

About this event

ICE will be exploring the topic of Digital Engineering under the presidency of leading expert Professor Tim Broyd. Following on from the release of the State of the Nation 2017: Digital Transformation, ICE London is delighted to announce our new Knowledge Programme: Making London Smarter.

Making London Smarter, running from September to December 2017 will examine how London can benefit from new and emerging technologies in the infrastructure sector. The series of event bring together leading specialists, industry experts and decision makers to answer questions such as:

  • What are the new technologies that we can expect to see over the coming years?
  • What opportunities and challenges do they pose?
  • How will they affect how we live, work and travel in London?
  • How do we make London a smart city?

Our first lecture in the series will be Making London Smarter: A Circular Economy Approach.

A 'circular economy' (take, make, use, remake) promotes the reduction, reuse, remanufacture and recycling of all resources and waste.

The London Infrastructure Plan 2050, published by the GLA in 2014, predicts the Capital's population will hit eight million by 2030 and 11 million by 2050. The growth in residents will increase London's use of resources and production of waste. Without a significant change in how we manage these systems, we risk making London's growth unsustainable – threatening the continued success of the Capital.

For further background on this topic, read the recent briefing note prepared by the ICE London & South East Circular Economy Panel on how London can transition to an economy based on these principles (reduce, reuse and recycle).

Making London Smarter

Event venue

Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Nalini Solanki

e: nalini.solanki@ice.org.uk