We are pleased to announce the launch of the SICSA Future Cities Theme which kicked off in December with an academic led workshop to discuss the research challenges and future direction of this exciting area. Theme leader, Dr Matthew Chalmers had the following to say on the topic:
“Future cities offers an intellectual and funding opportunity, in that the area is beginning to receive a strong push by government, industry and research funding organisations. This new cross–disciplinary topic involves large-scale socio–technical systems spanning computer science and urban design—with connections to a multitude of other disciplines. Our aim is to establish mutual awareness of skills and priorities, connect research activities in SICSA to the smart/future cities work already being implemented in UK urban areas and beyond, and initiate applications for funding of longer-term research.”
We look forward to seeing exciting collaborations between SICSA institutions and industry emerge as a result of this, and of course wish Matthew every success with this new theme.