Cafe Scientifique


Thursday, 17 June 2021

Join us for an online discussion event—everyone’s welcome to help us explore the latest ideas in science and technology. INFORMATION FREE ONLINE EVENT DATE: Thursday 17 June 2021 TIME: 18.30–20.00 PRICE: Free; booking required LOCATION: Online BOOK FREE TICKETS IN THIS PAGE Next event What you need to know Future events What is Café Scientifique? NEXT EVENT The next event will take place on Thursday 17 June 2021 from 18.30. This discussion will be hosted on Zoom. Book your free place and you’ll be able to access the event link by logging into your account on the day of the event. IS MAKING CITIES SUSTAINABLE A MISSION IMPOSSIBLE? By 2050, over 7 billion people will be living in cities. What kind of cities do we want? Smart sustainable cities present a vision that is too good to resist. Is this a dream within our reach—or are we hanging by a rope where a drop of sweat is all it takes to turn our success into failure? This talk will consider how the technical aspects of smart cities collide with their social, economic, and ethical dimensions. As well as many opportunities, there are dangers of incorrect appropriation and co-option of language of participation and democracy. The discussion will be led by P.B. Anand, Professor of Public Policy and Sustainable Development and Head of Peace Studies and International Development at the University of Bradford. He has recently completed a 3-year British Academy-funded project on inclusive, smart and sustainable cities, and guest edited (with Julio Navio) a special issue of the journal Telecommunications Policy on the governance and economics of smart cities.

Opening Times / Details:

18:30 - 20:00

Price notes:

Free but booking is required.

Venue Details

Image of National Science and Media Museum

National Science and Media Museum
National Science and Media Museum
0844 856 3797


By Road: One mile from end of M606. By Public Transport: Come out of Bradford Interchange, turn left at The BradfordHotel, follow signs to museum. The museum is a five minute walk from the Interchange.

Age Group for current event: 18+

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