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CSIC Distinguished Lecture - Rachel Skinner CBE

The CSIC Distinguished Lecture 2022 will be presented by Executive Director at WSP and former President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (2020-21), Rachel Skinner CBE on 21 June.

Rachel Skinner is known for pushing the boundaries of civil engineering, inspired by the next generation. She was the youngest president in the ICE’s 200-year history and chose the climate emergency and the vital role that civil engineers must play in achieving net zero carbon emissions as the focus for her presidency.

While 2050 is the net zero carbon emissions target date, we need to act now to understand the systems we seek to change, take ownership for what we can do and be bold in the decisions we can make to strategically create the change our sector needs. Rachel Skinner CBE

The title of the Distinguished Lecture is ‘Sustainable infrastructure for the 2020s: what might ‘really good’ really look like?’.  The Lecture will consider the role of civil engineers in helping to shape a more sustainable and carbon zero future – and what needs to be done to reach this goal. Rachel said: “We are at the front edge of understanding some of the most pressing challenges of our time and entering an era of thinking about infrastructure in an entirely different way.

“As civil engineers who create, maintain and improve the built environment, we have it in our hands to help shape the future. While 2050 is the net zero carbon emissions target date, we need to act now to understand the systems we seek to change, take ownership for what we can do and be bold in the decisions we can make to strategically create the change our sector needs.”

 

• The CSIC Distinguished Lecture 2022 is on 21 June at LT2, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. There will be a poster session and refreshments at 4.30pm in LR4 and the Distinguished Lecture will be 5.30pm to 6.45pm in LT2.

 

• Registration is now open. Please register now at  https://bit.ly/3MOYvB5

 

 

 

 

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