Jessicah Mullins selected for GlobalTech Fellowship Programme

18.04.19

Jessicah Mullins, PhD candidate from HASS, has been selected for the third ICL-TUM Global Fellows Programme: Cities of the Future

Hosted by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Munich, Germany, from July 1st – July 5th 2019.

The focus for 2019 will be “mobility and infrastructure” covering various aspects of transport, city infrastructure, housing and sustainable urban mobility for all generations and all communities in cities of the future. Over half the world’s population now live in cities, and this is estimated to increase to 66% by 2050[1]. Imagining cities of the future involves considering a wide range of issues and concepts from resource allocation to the integration of migrants, from promoting healthy living to providing healthcare, from ultraconnected homes and businesses to integrated driverless transport. Furthermore, the impact of technologies, climate change, and global events on urban living, infrastructure, landscape planning and socio-economic interactions offers exciting possibilities and tremendous challenges for the next generation of global researchers.

This programme will bring together participants from TUM, Imperial College and other GlobalTech Alliance partners to apply knowledge and skills to suggest how cities can improve quality of life for the urban populations of the future. Doctoral candidates from any discipline are invited to take part and to share their varied expertise during the program. Guest speakers will highlight some areas of research that is happening now in the research fields of mobility and infrastructure and ask participants to develop their collaborative research skills by working together to consider the challenges and opportunities of the Cities of the Future.

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