Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Webinar #5: Digital Infrastructure

When and Where

Thursday, June 24, 2021 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm


Professor David Bissell, University of Melbourne
Professor Shauna Brail, University of Toronto
Professor Richard Kingston, University of Manchester
Chaired by Dr. Mike Hodson, University of Manchester


Please note The School of Cities is no longer co-hosting this event. It has been relocated due to the CAUT censure of the University of Toronto 

The COVID-19 crisis has put urban infrastructure under the spotlight.

New questions on the ways we build (and build back) infrastructure in cities are now front and centre globally. Faced with a combination of economic, environmental, health and social challenges, cities are learning from each other, experimenting and innovating with strategies in an increasingly uncertain world. 

For many, this often involves both working with existing, while also building new, blue, green and grey infrastructure.  This often means new roles for city governments, alongside private and third sectors agencies, and the introduction of new platforms and technologies as infrastructure is used by those who govern cities both to project them into the world economy while also being used as part of strategies to address issues of inequalities and social exclusion. 

This webinar series brings together speakers from the three universities to discuss the future role of infrastructure in cities.

Join the conversation with #recofig21 on Twitter and LinkedIn


Register for Session 5 Here