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WTUN: How can the collective deliver impact on Sustainable Cities and Communities?

Thursday 3 October 2019
11:15 – 12:30

When: Thursday 3 October 2019. 11:15AM – 12:30PM

What: Round Table Discussion: Parallel Session

Overview: At the 2018 Congress, WTUN set a range of themes to focus our activities. This session will begin to consider WTUN’s identification of three UN SDG’s to focus collaborative activity specifically discussing Sustainable Cities and Communities. It will hear from experts in the field giving ideas and examples of research and projects which may be considered as areas for collaboration in WTUN in the next 12-18 months.

Chair: Dr Warinthorn Songkasiri, Vice President for Research Strategy, King Mongkutt’s University of Technology Thornburi – Sustaining Bangkok through the innovation district project: Case of Klongsan Innovation District

Speakers:
Professor Rui Wang, Vice President Research and Innovation, York University – Delivering Impact on Sustainable Cities and Communities
Professor Zainuddin Absul Manan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia – UTM Experience in Catalysing Reforms and Driving Innovation in Energy Sustainability
Professor Lynne Jack, Director or Research (Malaysia), Heriot-Watt University – Sustainable Building Design and Performance
Dr Wei-Hwa Chiang, Vice-President, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology – Sustainability: Harmony between Environmental Impact and Living Quality

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