Rachel Cooper is a distinguished professor of design management and policy at Lancaster University, where she leads ImaginationLancaster, a design-led research lab conducting applied and theoretical research into people, products, places and their interactions. She writes extensively on these topics, especially in relation to future cities. She is academic lead for the N8 universities on Urban Living Research. She was a member of the 2014 Blackett review on the Internet of Things and a Lead Expert for the UK Government Foresight programme on the Future of Cities. She is currently on the Academy of Medical Sciences Working group addressing ‘the health of the public 2040’ and a member of the International Council for Science Scientific Committee for Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment.
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This session brings together researchers, their partners and funders with the public to identify what has been learned about cities; identify strategies and programmes of work that will see cities transformed in the future; and identify where research is needed next.