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Rachel Cooper

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.

Events featuring this speaker

New Approaches to Urban Living

Rachel Cooper, Alistair Boxall, John Bryson, Paul Chatterton, William Clayton, Graham Gill, Gary Grubb, Eli Hatleskog, Annabel Jenkins, Jasmine Ketibuah-Foley, Helen Manchester, Graham Parkhurst, Mike Pitts, David Relph, Darien Simon, Colin Taylor, Mark Tewdwr-Jones, Sarah Toy, Paul Vallance

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.

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19 October 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm Watershed

Using Research for City Futures: Keynotes

James Brooks, Rachel Cooper, Geoff Mulgan

How do we use research to provide practical solutions to city problems? What partnerships can be developed to secure the best results from research?

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19 October 2017 11:10am - 12:30pm Watershed