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iBUILD: Are we all being served? Local infrastructure business models to support inclusive growth

27 February 2018, 09:30 to 17:00

Royal Academy of Engineering, London

Join iBUILD at their event to:

  • Receive your copy of the ‘Are we all being served?’ report.
  • Attend interactive workshops demonstrating the iBUILD framework for infrastructure business models.
  • Hear about the latest research findings from across the centre.
  • Explore future research opportunities in local infrastructure provision during a panel debate.
    Panellists include: Lord Robert Mair, President of the Institution of Civil Engineers; John Holden, Director of Research at New Economy.
  • Celebrate iBUILD’s accomplishments and carry on the discussion at a drinks reception afterwards.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

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10:00 Registration and refreshments
10:30 Welcome and overview of the day:
Phil Purnell, University of Leeds
10:40 Opening remarks:
Tom Theis, iBUILD Expert Advisory Board, University of Illinois at Chicago
10:45 Closing the Gap: Local infrastructure business models to support inclusive growth
Integrated overview of the iBUILD programme – Richard Dawson, Newcastle University
11:15 iBUILD Research highlights

  • Alternative business models for low carbon infrastructure – Tim Foxon, University of Sussex
  • Costs and opportunities of interdependencies from utility strikes – Nicole Metje, University of Birmingham
  • Governing, funding and financing local infrastructure – Peter O’Brien, Newcastle University
  • New developments in economics to improve provision of infrastructure systems – Andy Brown, University of Leeds
  • Tapping into non-financial contributions for alternative business models for local infrastructure – John Bryson, University of Birmingham
  • Engineering design, construction and upcycling of infrastructure – Eleni Iacovidou, University of Leeds
12:40 Lunch and posters of iBUILD research
13:40 iBUILD Framework for developing alternative business models – Stephanie Glendinning, Newcastle University
14:00 Interactive workshop on developing alternative business models
15:00 Refreshments
15:30 Ongoing and future challenges for infrastructure – Panel discussion
Chair: Chris Rogers, University of Birmingham

  • Catherine Bale, University of Leeds
  • John Holden, New Economy, Greater Manchester
  • Lord Robert Mair, President of the Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Maria Pregnolato, EPSRC Research Fellow, Newcastle University
  • James Richardson, National Infrastructure Commission
16:45 Closing remarks
Seema Alim, iBUILD Expert Advisory Board, Ch2M (now Jacobs)
17:00 Reception and posters of iBUILD research