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Workshop: Bottom-up Infrastructure Design
Thu, 24 Nov 2016, 15:00
Please note participants are expected to attend all 3 sessions. Contact us if you are interested in attending but unable to attend all sessions, or if you have any other questions: Sarah Bell (s.bell [at] ucl.ac.uk, 020 76797874).
Infrastructure designers, engineers and stakeholders are invited to join the Engineering Comes Home research project to provide advice and peer review of new co-design tools and methods to support community participation in infrastructure design.
Attendees will have the opportunity to network and gain new perspectives, and will be able to contribute to an emerging agenda for community-engaged infrastructure.
Engineering Comes Home is an EPSRC funded research project led by Sarah Bell at UCL. It focusses on the everyday infrastructure needs of people in their homes including water, energy and food services.
The research team have been working with residents of the Meakin Estate in Southwark to identify opportunities for improving water-energy-food infrastructure. The next stage of the project involves co-design of systems to better meet residents’ needs and improve sustainability. This will involve testing new design tools including requirements capture, Life Cycle Assessment, systems analysis and device prototyping.
We are recruiting engineers, designers, local government officers, utility and housing providers, and other stakeholders to review our methods and provide advice on their viability and usability in infrastructure planning, design and delivery.