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Smart Cities Smart Future - CUEN Annual Conference 2013

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We are proud to announce that the 2013 CUEN Annual Conference on Smart Cities and Smart Energy will be held on Tuesday the 18th of June, at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge.

In a world of continuous urbanization, cities are an essential part of a sustainable energy system and a sustainable future more generally. Local governments around the globe strive for a thriving economy, high quality of life and a reduced environmental impact. But individual infrastructure systems are not sufficient to keep up with recent developments. Meeting the challenge of increasing populations and increasingly scarce resources requires new, diverse and smart solutions. In four sessions, the conference will therefore address smart cities, urban planning, smart materials and energy storage and smart grids.

In bringing together professionals, academics and students with a common interest in the design of a smart energy future, this conference aims to inform, inspire and facilitate interaction between people whose diverse skills will play a fundamental role in this meaningful area.

The event is also intended for people with a general interest in energy, opening up a discussion between different points of view on the topics of smart cities and smart energy.

Confirmed speakers so far:

  • ‘Smart Cities in Action: Examples from across Europe’ – Professor Mark Deakin, Edinburgh Napier University.
  • ‘Extracting economic and environmental value from optimal integration of energy vectors in Smart Cities’ – Dr. Pierluigi Mancarella, Lecturer in Future Energy Networks, Manchester University.
  • ‘Smart Cities and Smart Energy / EU perspective.’ – Mr Ari Sorsaniemi, DG CONNECT , Smart Cities and Sustainability, European Commission.
  • ‘Designing the future: the role of smart green cities’ – Dr. Dimitri Zenghelis, Visiting senior fellow at LSE and Chief Economist at Cisco Climate Change Practice.
  • ‘Smart Materials in Renewable Energy Applications’ – Professor Elias Siores, Smart Materials and Systems, Bolton University.
  • ‘Innovative Smart Grid Projects: EDF Energy Smart Metering Trial for a Low Carbon London’ – Dr. Panagiotis Papadopoulos, EDF Energy R&D UK Centre.
  • ‘What is it that Makes Smarter Energy…Smart?’ – Mr. Ian Abbott-Donnelly, IBM European Smarter Cities Innovation.
  • ‘The economic value of electric vehicles’ – Mr. Phil Summerton, Associate Director, Cambridge Econometrics.
  • Mr. Jon Price, Chief Executive of the Centre for Low Carbon Futures.
  • Mr. Martin Powell, Head of Urban Development within Siemens Centre for Cities.

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This event is sponsored by nationalgrid .

This talk is part of the The Cambridge University Energy Network (CUEN) series.

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