Programme

  • Day 1  focuses on the city and regional scales.
  • Day 2 will focus on national and international scales.
  • There is a conference dinner on the evening of 26th April
  • Details of 1 and 2 day conference packages and special rates are available on the registration pages
  • The conference is free to attend for Local Authority members and staff, but please register
  • A full conference schedule, including talk titles, is available here as a downloadable pdf file.

 

Day 1 Schedule Overview

A full schedule of the entire conference including talk titles is available as a downloadable pdf file.

8.30-9:00 Arrival and coffee
9:00-9:15 Welcome and introduction:  Prof Andy Gouldson, Dean for Interdisciplinary Research, University of Leeds
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9:15-9:30 Keynote: The financial challenges facing local government, financial reform, and the funding of infrastructure by local authorities. Bevis Ingram Senior Adviser, Finance, Local Government Association, Chair: Prof Andy Pike, Director of CURDS, Newcastle University.
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9:30-10:30 Panel Discussion: Valuing, financing and funding local infrastructure to meet the challenge of austerity,  Chaired by Prof Andy Pike, Professor of Local and Regional Development; Director of CURDS. Panellists include:

  • Bevis Ingram, Local Government Association
  • Prof Francesca Medda, UCL
  • Christian Spence, Chamber of Commerce
  • John Wrathmell, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Christian Wall, UK Municipal Bonds Agency
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12.30 Specific topics regarding valuing and/or financing and funding infrastructure. Parallel session I

  • Smart Infrastructure Chair: Alistair Norman
    Valuing digital infrastructure: lessons from the emergency service’s Airwave Network.  David Allen and Alistair Norman, University of Leeds
    Emergency Services Communications: the challence of valuing new systems.  Mark Mulcahy, Home Office
    The challenge of modelling, measuring and valuing smart city infrastructures.  Kees Nieuwenhuis, Thales
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    Self-healing cities: the impact of new infrastructure repair technologies in the city.  Rob Richardson and Phil Purnell, University of Leeds
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  • Water, waste and circular economy Chair: Chris Zevenberger
    Resource recovery from waste: moving beyond waste management towards a circular economy infrastructure.  Phil Purnell and Anne Velenturf, University of Leeds
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    Flooding and finance.  Jonathan Moxon, Leeds City Council
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    Towards Regional Industrial Symbiosis – Building Foundations for a Circular Economy.  Jackie Homan, Birmingham City Council and Chris Rogers, University of Birmingham
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    Accounting for PFI and asset infrastructure risk: The case of the Greater Manchester Waste Authority.  Colin Haslam, Queen Mary University of London
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  • Financialisation Chair: Duncan Lindo
    Retrofit and revolving funds.  Joel Millward-Hopkins and Andy Gouldson, University of Leeds
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    The Public Wealth of Cities and Regions.  Peter O’Brien and Andy Pike, Newcastle University, Andy Brown and Duncan Lindo, University of Leeds and Richard Whittle, Manchester Metropolitan University
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    Realigning infrastructure funding with diverse forms of value creation.  Jenny McArthur, University College London 
    Insights from the FESSUD project.  Malcolm Sawyer, University of Leeds
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  • Urban living Chair: Dr Richard Dawson
    Leeds’ Urban Living Pilot and the wider N8 Urban Living Transformation Agenda.  Nancy Madter and Paul Chatterton, University of Leeds
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    Title TBC.  Maggie Gjessing, Leeds City Council
    Natural Capital as the Essential Baseline for Growth in Cities. 
    Nick Grayson, Birmingham City Council, James Hale, Martin Locret-Collet and Chris Rogers
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    The Gap between Global Aspiration and Current Market Conditions – to create a Zero Emission City in Smithfield, Birmingham.  Nick Grayson, Birmingham City Council, Jonathan Sadler, James Hale, Martin Locret-Collet, Chris Rogers and Francesca Medda
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12:30-1:45 Lunch
1:45-3:00 Panel and Interactive Session: How Universities can aid local infrastructure funding, finance and value creation Chair: Prof Gary Dymski, Director of CITIES Theme, University of Leeds

  • Leeds Climate Committee. Dr Tom Knowland Leeds City Council, Prof Andy Gouldson University of Leeds
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  • Behavioural science of project management. Andy Hollingsworth, Behavioural Insights Team
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  • A Local Infrastructure Commission model? Dr Katy Roelich, University of Leeds
3:00-3:30 Keynote: The Seen University: How iBUILD and related projects have built academic – governance – industry partnerships to understand the value of infrastructure Phil Purnell on behalf of iBUILD (Research team: Richard Dawson, Claire Walsh, Andy Pike, Stephanie Glendinning, John Bryson, Chris Rogers, Phil Purnell, Andrew Brown, Julia Steinberger). Chair: Andy Brown, University of Leeds
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3:45-4:00 Break
4:00-5:30 Specific topics regarding valuing and/or financing and funding infrastructure. Parallel session II

  • Transport Chair: Becky Loo
    Land Value Uplift, Valuation of Streets and Multi-Sectoral Projects.  John Nellthorp, University of Leeds
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    Incorporating public satisfaction and asset quality into benchmarking to drive better performance through identifying best practice.  Phill Wheat, University of Leeds
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    Infrastructure Interdependencies: Transport sector economic dependency with other critical infrastructure sectors.  Nikolaos Kalyviotis, Chris Rogers and Miles Tight, University of Birmingham
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    Mapping fuel price vulnerability in England.  Guilio Mattioli, University of Leeds
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  • Energy Chair: Catherine Bale
    Business model innovation for urban energy systems.  Stephen Hall, University of Leeds
    Valuing decentralised energy storage: business models for local authorities.  Andrew Burlinson, Loughborough University
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    Influence of spatial setting and jurisdictional boundaries on diffusion of residential photovoltaic systems.  Maurizio Fiaschetti, SOAS, University of London
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    Energy Path Networks, infrastructure planning for urban energy systems.  David Lee, Energy Systems Catapult
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  • Industrial Strategy and Regeneration Chair: Richard Walker, Department for Transport
    Universities as engines of regional growth: insights from Key Cities.  Richard Whittle, Manchester Metropolitan University and Andy Brown, Duncan Lindo, Halima Jibril and Maria Gomez, University of Leeds
    Follow the money: Untangling the complexity of urban regeneration in the UK.  David Williams, University of West England
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    Manchester transformed: why we need a reset of city region policy.  Karel Williams, University of Manchester
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    Britain’s Spatially Unbalanced Economy, the National Productivity Problem and the Predicament of Northern Cities.  Ron Martin, University of Cambridge
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  • Systems of systems approaches to infrastructure value and finance Chair: Richard Ploszek, Infrastructure and Projects Authority
    Local authority valuing and modelling of infrastructure assets.  John Bryson, University of Birmingham
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    A Systems Thinking Approach to the Development of Alternative Infrastructure Business Models.  Christopher Bouch and Christoper Rogers, University of Birmingham
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    Infrastructure Interdependencies Opportunities from Complexity.  Liz Varga and Simon Jude, University of Cranfield
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5:30-6:30 Networking and Drinks: Intro / Welcome from Prof Gary Dymski, Co-Director of CITIES, University of Leeds – ideas on building academic collaboration.
7.00 Dinner. Met Hotel, Leeds

 

Day 2 Schedule Overview

A full schedule of the entire conference including talk titles is available as a downloadable pdf file.

8.30-9:00 Welcome and coffee
9:00-9:45 Keynotes: Valuing and financing national infrastructure: pressing needs, possible solutions.  Chair: Andy Brown, UoL.
Brian Collins, University College London
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Ann Pettifor, Director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME)
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9:45-10:45 Panel Discussion: Valuing and financing national infrastructure: pressing needs, possible solutions. Chaired by Andrew Brown, University of Leeds. Panellists include:

  • David Hall, Director of the Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU)
  • Henry Leveson-Gower, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra)
  • David Bentley, The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • Iain Clacher, Leeds University Business School
  • Julie Froud, University of Manchester, Foundational Economy
  • Mike Shimwell, KPMG
10:45-11:15 Break
11:15-12.15 Specific topics regarding valuing and/or financing and funding infrastructure. Parallel session III

  • Water, Waste and Circular Economy Chair: David Hall
    Solid waste and resource management infrastructure: Global development finance and cost of inaction.  Costas Velis, University of Leeds
    What makes a (nuclear) decommissioning project successful?  Diletta C. Invernizzi, University of Leeds
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  • Financialisation, economics and systems of infrastructure provision Chair: Andy Brown
    The Economics of Infrastructure: From Market Failure to Financialisation.  Andy Brown, Phil Purnell, Mary Robertson and David Spencer, University of Leeds
    How Economic Theory Shapes Infrastructure Investment.  Mike Goodfellow-Smith, University of Birmingham
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    Extractive financialization, debt financing of water dividends.  Adam Leaver, University of Manchester
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  • Quantitative and mixed method approaches to infrastructure valuation Chair: Becky Loo
    Valuing Transport Infrastructure: A quantitative study of the factors defining the social value of transport infrastructure .  Nikolaos Kalyviotis, Chris Rogers and Miles Tight, University of Birmingham
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    The value of climate information in transport resilience decisions. 
    David Dawson, University of Leeds
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    New forms of multi-dimensional cost benefit analysis with stakeholder interaction.  Julien Harou, University of Manchester, Evgenii Matrosov, Ivana Huskova, Robel Geressu and Anthony Hurford
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12:15-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:45 Interactive Session – Open Space: Discussing infrastructure challenges. Chair & facilitator: Tom Dolan, University College London
2:45-3:15 Break
3:15-4:45 Specific topics regarding valuing and/or financing and funding infrastructure. Parallel session IV

  • Sustainability, Cultural and Social Value Chair: Tom Theis
    Thinking sociologically about social and cultural value.  Katy Wright and Mark Davis, University of Leeds
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    Seismic Cities.  Ekbal Hussain, John Elliot and Tim Wright, University of Leeds
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    Living Well Within Limits (LiLi).  Julia Steinberger, University of Leeds
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    Value creation and capture for low carbon infrastructure.  Tim Foxon, University of Sussex
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  • Business Models for Infrastructure Chair: Paul Nightingale
    Business Models for Infrastructure.  Paul Nightingale, University of Sussex
    Infrastructure Business Models.  John Bryson, University of Birmingham
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    Value Integration Framework.  Stephanie Glendinning, Claire Walsh and Richard Dawson, Newcastle University
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  • Governance and infrastructure value Chair: Seema Alim
    Governing Infrastructure Values.  Tom Dolan on behalf of Ralitsa Hiteva, University of Sussex
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    Governing and Planning the Funding and Financing of Infrastructure in Global Cities – an institutional approach.  Graham Thrower, Newcastle University
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    A critique of current infrastructure performance indicators: towards better practice.  Chris Bouch, Claire Walsh, Neil Carhart, Tom Dolan
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    Effective design and delivery of Megaproject (energy infrastructure) through Special Purpose Entities/Special Purpose Vehicles (SPEs/SPVs).  Tristano Sainati, University of Leeds
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  • Financialisation and Pension funds Chair: Mike Shimwell
    Understanding the Link between Patient Capital and Infrastructure Invesment.  Iain Clacher, University of Leeds
    Infrastructure Investments: the financial value of interdependency.  Hiral Dakshesh and Francesca Medda, University College London
    Value at Risk Urbanism: Financialization and the Governance of Climate Risks in Florida Cities.  Zac Taylor, University of Leeds
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4:45-5:15 Feedback and synthesis: next steps for system of systems infrastructure valuation: towards a new infrastructure science? Chair: Phil Purnell
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