26-27 April, 2017, Met Hotel, Leeds
The conference aims to develop the interdisciplinary ‘systems of systems’ approach to sustainable and resilient infrastructure, arising originally from the engineering disciplines, now applied universally and exemplified by HM Treasury’s Valuing Infrastructure Spend.
The conference will be indispensable for all people and groups interested in the value of infrastructure and its wider impact on social provisioning. Policy makers, civil servants, engineers, economists, environmental and social scientists are warmly invited to attend, notably from such diverse backgrounds as:
- local authorities, national government and regulators seeking efficiency, effectiveness, and new ways of delivering services, in the face of austerity;
- private infrastructure providers, developers, investors and financiers assessing the long-term value of infrastructure investment, as well as new forms of value realisation;
- civil society organisations seeking high quality, inclusive infrastructure provision;
- academics undertaking high-impact interdisciplinary infrastructure research.
We call for abstract submissions from individuals and interdisciplinary teams who employ or address a ‘systems of systems’ approach to infrastructure provision, and/or address the long-term (or ‘whole-life’) economic, social and environmental value of infrastructure. We also call for abstract submissions on the wider impact of infrastructure value and infrastructure financing on social provisioning.
Submit abstracts (of approx. 300 words) by email to:
Submission deadline 7th March; authors to be notified by 21st March.
There will be a subsequent opportunity to submit papers to special issues of international journals including Regional Studies and Infrastructure Asset Management.
Register via the following website: http://store.leeds.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/environment/earth-and-environment/valuing-infrastructure-conference-april-2017