How do we use research to provide practical solutions to city problems? What partnerships can be developed to secure the best results from research? Rachel Cooper (Distinguished Professor of Design Management and Policy at Lancaster University and director of Imagination Lancaster) looks at interdisciplinary approaches to research to create liveable cities; Geoff Mulgan (chief executive of Nesta) examines entrepreneurship, innovation and the leadership skills needed to grow future cities; James Brooks (National League of Cities, Washington DC) explores how American cities are using data and the partnerships between academics, the non-profit/charitable sector and private companies to help solve the opioids epidemic in the USA.
Chaired by Martin Boddy, UWE Bristol.
Thanks to support from Innovate UK this event is free to attend.
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