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A peek into the future of our cities: inventing and developing for the future

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Join us for the first joint event between the Cambridge presence of the two of the world’s largest professional organisations: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and EWB (Engineers Without Borders). This event is free and all are welcome.

How would our cities look like in 10, 20 or even 50 years from now? Will we be closer to a futuristic looking utopian paradise or a smog filled industrial dystopia?

We have invited 3 esteemed expert speakers to give us a glimpse of the future; from the emerging technologies that at first glance look like a sci-fi story coming to life, to the unique development perspective that breath insight into the human challenges faced in the world of evolving technologies.

Speakers information:

• Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director of Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction and former Research Business Manager at ARUP , will explain to us what are Smart Cities and why we need it.

• Dr Andy Stanford-Clark, FBCS ., IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM Master Inventor and a visiting professor at the Newcastle University, will speak about the Internet of Things and the art of interconnectivity of the future.

• (Speaker 3 TBC ) is likely be an expert in international development and shall discuss about the human challenges faced in the future climatic situation and policies that can assist toward building future-proofing cities.

For enquiries, please contact: ieee-info@srcf.net or cambridge@ewb-uk.org or visit our website: http://sites.ieee.org/sb-cuuk/ or http://www.ewb-cam.org

This talk is part of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Talks series.

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