The future of place – how and where we live

Start Date29/06/2016
Start Time10.00am
End Time4.30pm
Venue Blue Skies Stage
Exhibition Centre
Kings Dock
L3 4FP (Click here to view a map of the venue)

What Makes A City Smart? IFB2016 Blue Skies
In this session we will discuss what being a smart city means. We will explore how sharing data about ourselves – what we do and how we use our environment – can make city life better. Speakers include: Tom Saunders, Nesta. Author of ‘Rethinking Cities From The Ground Up’ Steve Turner, Head of Future Cities, Manchester Eric Applewhite, GM Connect Volker Hirsch, entrepreneur Facilitator: Claire Braithwaite, Tech Advisor to the Manchester Growth Company
WHEN Wednesday, 29 June 2016 from 10:15 to 11:15
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Living Cities with Will Butler-Adams Brompton Bicycle IFB2016 Blue Skies
Across the world there is net migration to cities, from London to Seoul; Istanbul to Santiago. This migration has occurred in such a subtle and rapid way, that we have not had a chance to adapt or to accommodate it.
Cities have become congested, polluted and depressed, burdening society with exponential growth, diabetes and heart disease due to obesity, which has grown 60% in the UK in the last 10 years as well as chronic mental health problems. Yet the solution has been under our noses for 100 years, in the form of the simple bicycle.
WHEN Wednesday, 29 June 2016 from 11:30 to 12:30
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It’s Citizens Stupid: What Makes Our Cities Smart IFB2016 Blue Skies
Improvements in urban living can’t all be about big data. This session asks what else we need in order to make the places we call home, work – art, music, community, and health.
Yaw Owusu, Nothin’ But The Music
Sally Tallant, Liverpool Biennial
David Parr, Chief Executive, Halton Borough Council
Facilitated by Laurie Peake, Director, Super Slow Way.
WHEN Wednesday, 29 June 2016 from 14:30 to 15:30
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THIS Is The Northern Powerhouse IFB2016 Blue Skies
After three weeks of debate on the future of business and the way we live, we look back, with some of our session speakers, at what we’ve talked, argued and agreed about, and present our version of what the Northern Powerhouse looks like.
WHEN Wednesday, 29 June 2016 from 15:45 to 16:45

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