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Final Project Dissemination Event

On Friday 22 November we held our final project dissemination event at the Royal Society London. Presentations from the event can be found here: Dissemination Event Presentations.

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Infrastructure shocks and the politics of urban life

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Decision Theatre Paper

Researchers from CESER (Claire Walsh, Richard Dawson, Stephanie Glendinning, Vassilis Glenis) in collaboration with researchers from Centre for Knowledge Innovation Technology and Enterprise and Newcastle City Council have recently published a paper which introduces the concept of a ‘Decision Theatre’ and describes how this approach was tested by co-designing, with a range of stakeholders, two events to identify current vulnerabilities of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne to a storm event and to investigate the effectiveness of adaptation options to surface water flooding. Based on these 'proof of concept' events, CESER along with other researchers at Newcastle University are considering are more permanent research and engagement facility for exploring and understanding collaborative decision-making and public engagement.

Four interactive information screens presenting information about the storm as it unfolds

Walsh CL; Glendinning S; Dawson RJ; England K; Martin M; Watkins CL; Wilson, R; Glenis V; McLoughlin A; Parker D. 2013. Collaborative platform to facilitate engineering decision-making. Engineering Sustainability 166, ES2: 98-107.

The full paper can be downloaded at: HERE.

This paper is in a special issue of Engineering Sustainability on 'Participatory Planning' which is available on the journal's website.

Engineering Sustainability currently have a Call for Papers for the 2014 themed issue on ‘Education and Training’ which is available here.

The deadline for abstract submissions is the end of April.

On Friday 22 November we held our final project dissemination event at the Royal Society London. Presentations from the event can be found here: Dissemination Event Presentations.

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Managing Infrastructure: what can we learn from the medical experience of trauma?

We invite anyone with experience of working in infrastructure strategy and practice to attend this workshop.

This workshop looks at the experiences of A&E staff in dealing with trauma and unpicks the processes and practices discussed by the individuals from both their everyday and one-off experiences. We will explore a story of infrastructure shock and reflect on this based on the understanding constructed from the medical cases. We will ask you to share your own stories of ‘shock’ to help draw out learning from these different contexts.

The workshop is free to attend and travel expenses can be covered.

When: Monday 26 November, 1-5pm

Where: Bloomsbury Suite, Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

Register: Email



Final Dissemination Event

On Friday 22 November (10am to 4pm) we will be holding our final project dissemination event at The Royal Society in London. The event will include an overview of the project process, methodologies and findings. Interactive sessions will draw upon a number of  activities and experiments that the project has conducted to prompt discussion around identifying barriers and enablers for change and innovation of infrastructure systems. A final open discussion on the value of this research and its outcomes, alongside other on-going research programmes will aid identification of future research priorities.

If you would like to register to attend please complete the following form: Please feel free to circulate the attached project information flyer to others who may be interested in the event.

A more detailed programme will be available nearer the time of the event.