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EPSRC and NSF Workshop

A number of online breakout groups are now open for registration as part of the EPSRC – NSF funded invitation only workshop ‘Funding, Financing & Emerging Technologies in Infrastructure to Improve Resilience, Sustainability and Universal Access’ held from 11 to 14 July 2022.

The invitation only workshop is being hosted by CSIC and the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy (CPIP) and will assemble a small group of international experts from academia, policy and practice to explore how to improve infrastructure delivery in a post Covid world through innovative funding and financing as well as emerging technologies. In the context of major public investment in infrastructure programmes, experts from infrastructure’s technological, engineering, social, environmental, economic, and financial dimensions will discuss how a multi-disciplinary approach can address numerous pressing policy challenges, including infrastructure resilience in the face of climate change impacts, net zero carbon and social equity, with a view to identifying potential policy implications and research needs. The outputs of the workshop will be crafted into a series of white papers, which will be shared with a wider audience.

We look forward to welcoming participants to the online breakout sessions. This is an opportunity to be part of an important gathering of infrastructure researchers and professionals and to help shape the outputs from the international event. We hope the online sessions are an opportunity to increase the diversity of views and ideas coming out of the workshop breakout groups, the outputs of which will be an input to the overall workshop report. Dr Jennifer Schooling OBE, Director CSIC

Online participation opportunity
Several plenary sessions will be shown live via Zoom webinar (see details here) and there will also be an opportunity to join dedicated online breakout sessions which will mirror the in-person groups at the in-person workshop.
This opportunity is being targeted at students, early career researchers and early career professionals but anyone who is interested is very welcome to participate.

“We look forward to welcoming participants to the online breakout sessions. This is an opportunity to be part of an important gathering of infrastructure researchers and professionals and to help shape the outputs from the international event,” said Dr Jennifer Schooling OBE, Director of CSIC. “We hope the online sessions are an opportunity to increase the diversity of views and ideas coming out of the workshop breakout groups, the outputs of which will be an input to the overall workshop report.”

The online breakout sessions will be held on the themes of Infrastructure Resilience, Net Zero Infrastructure and Equity and the Role of Infrastructure. A session chair will guide the participants through a series of questions related to the topic. Each session will be offered at two times to accommodate time zones and registration links for each breakout can be found here. The online sessions are free and participants are invited to attend as many sessions as desired – the questions will be different for each session.

Before each breakout group, participants should view the relevant 30-minute plenary introduction presentations (live or recording depending on your time zone). Links to the plenary sessions will be sent after registering for the breakout sessions. 

• For more details of the online programme that runs from Monday, 11 July 2022 – 19:00 to Wednesday, 13 July, 2022 – 14:30 see the CSIC Events page on the website here.

 

 

 

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