Launch event: RDM/RSC Re-distributed Manufacturing and the Resilient, Sustainable City
The Systems Centre, University of Bristol
The network aims to study the potential impact of RDM at the scale of the city and its hinterland, using Bristol as an example in its European Green Capital year, and concentrating on the issues of resilience and sustainability. The network aims to study from a number of disciplinary perspectives, bringing together experts in manufacturing, design, logistics, operations management, infrastructure, engineering systems, economics, geographical sciences,
mathematical modelling and beyond. The network will also explore research mechanisms by which interdisciplinary teams may come together to address societal grand challenges and develop research agendas for their solution.
The Network will hold a launch event on 22nd April 2015, at The Systems Centre, University of Bristol. This event will introduce the RDM|RSC network, initiate discussion on the key issues for the research agenda and start building a community of those with shared interests.
The Provisional Programme is as follows (full details will be circulated before the event):
10:30-11:00 Arrival and Registration
11:00-11:15 Introduction to the Re-distributed Manufacturing (RDM) network programme and to the RDM|RSC network
11:15-12:30 Perspectives on RDM and on the challenges of achieving resilient, sustainable cities
12:30-13:30 Lunch and networking
13:30-16:00 Presentations and workshop discussions on key issues and on approaches to research collaboration
16:00-16:30 Closing remarks
Numbers are limited so please register attendance using Eventbrite.
For further information please contact Sophie Causon-Wood, network administrator.