18:30 Refreshments
19:00 Presentations
Open forum: Questions to panel
21:00 Close

The event will follow the format of previous Great Debates with four short talks on specific aspects of the topic by experts in these areas. The four speakers will then form a panel to respond to questions and comments from the audience.

BCS Berkshire co-sponsors this popular event every year at this time as its contribution to British Science Week.

There are strong reasons for moving to Smart Cities. Smart Cities are urban centres which use digital technologies to process data to improve and integrate systems to improve life for the population and minimise the environmental impact of the city.

The event is intended to inform about what Smart Cities will mean, what can be done now and what should we expect to see in the future as well as the issues that will need to be addressed.

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Event flyer (PDF)

Great Debate 2020 - Smart Cities: Infrastructure for the Future?
Date and time
11 March, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Henley Business School
The University of Reading
Whitenights Campus