Cities Day at ISNGI 2017

Liveable Cities is excited to be involved in the forthcoming International Symposium for Next Generation Infrastructure (ISNGI)

This event will be held from the 11th – 13th September 2017 at One Great George Street, London.

ISNGI 2017 will act as the formal launch of UKCRIC (UK Collaboratorium for Research on Infrastructure and Cities) on a global stage, with the first day of the symposium dedicated to infrastructre and the second day dedicated to cities.

There will be a number of presentations from UKCRIC academics throughout the programme, giving an update of progress so far; a range of panel sessions, chaired by UKCRIC members, which will tackle important issues relevant to the UKCRIC research programme and many other opportunities to learn about UKCRIC projects and future plans. For more information about UKCRIC, see

Liveable Cities will be contributing to the Cities Day (the 12th), showcasing our research outcomes, outputs and future plans. For more information about Liveable Cities, see

The fifth ISNGI will also bring together the best and sharpest minds from industry, government and academia to explore current thinking about national, city and urban systems focusing on:


  • Systems thinking for infrastructure service transformation
  • Delivery of infrastructure systems and services
  • Governance of infrastructure systems and services
  • Funding and Finance for Infrastructure
  • Digital transformation
  • Future Research and Innovation Agendas


The ISNGI symposia series initiates a co-ordinated global infrastructure research program on long-term infrastructure and land use planning, creating best practice benchmarks and new knowledge to better inform strategies for long-term prosperity.

ISNGI establishes international and interdisciplinary research collaborations designed to enable the development of Next Generation Infrastructure (NGI) in the context of the interactions between infrastructure, society, technology and sustainability.

ISNGI has a prestigious line up of keynote speakers and around 50 contributed talks from across the UK and internationally.   The latest version of the programme can be found 


Speakers include, amongst many others:

  • Sir John Armitt CBE FREng FICE, Deputy Chairman, National Infrastructure Commission
  • Mark Bew, Chairman at PCSG, Chairman at BIM Task Group
  • Amanda Clack, President, RICS and Partner, EY, Head of Infrastructure (Advisory)
  • Isabel Dedring, Global Transport Leader, Arup
  • Professor Lord Robert Mair CBE FREng FICE FRS, Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Cvil Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Philip Nelson, Chief Executive, EPSRC and Chair, RCUK Strategic Executive
  • Hon. Wayne Swan MP, Former Federal Treasurer and Deputy Prime Minister, Australia
  • Sir Mark Walport FRS FMedSci, Government Chief Scientific Advisor and CEO designate, UKRI


Please note the spaces are limited and registration will be open until Thursday 31st August. Full details can be found at