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Engineering sustainable communities

10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday 23 March

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Department of Engineering, Inglis Building Lecture Theatres 1 and 2 (LT1 LT2)Trumpington Street, CB2 1PZ

Join the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC), colleagues from Darwin and Churchill Colleges and the National Underground Asset Register (NUAR) for games, hands-on activities and experiments to discover how engineers meet the challenges of flooding and climate change in our communities, create sustainable road systems, map and visualize buried infrastructure and make cities smarter. Activities include:

Living Lab: Climate Action, a collaboration between Churchill College and the Department of Engineering and funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, is an activity where you can be part of the solution. Discover how we can combat the challenges of extreme weather, flooding and climate change in our communities. Get hands-on with fun experiments exploring flood resilience and channel your creativity in art and design activities.

City Builders: Engineering Sustainable Communities is an educational game promoting smarter cities, part of CSIC's Digital Cities for Change project. It encourages creative thinking and public participation in envisioning a future where sustainable practices and innovative solutions are central to urban development. Our researchers will be conducting AI Dialogues for Engineering Sustainable Communities, where participants can discuss the increasing presence of AI in cities, aiming to foster inclusivity, sustainability, and innovation for a brighter future for all.

Roads to Sustain: This board game has players work as engineers to create road networks, considering environmental impact, biodiversity, and connectivity. The game promotes strategic thinking on how to make sustainable and cost-efficient roadways while preserving the planet and cultural heritage.

NUAR Live Demo: The Geospatial Commission, part of DSIT, is developing the National Underground Asset Register (NUAR), a digital map for improving the installation, maintenance, operation, and repair of buried infrastructure. Join us for a live demo to learn about NUAR, enhancing efficiency and safety in underground works by providing secure access to location data.

Booking/Registration is: UNAVAILABLE

Additional Information

Age: All Ages
Format: Exhibition, Family Weekend
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Theme: Discovery, Environment, Society
Accessibility: Full access

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