Date: Thursday 16 March
Time: 8:45 – 16:15
Venue: Bedruthan Hotel, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4BU
Challenges facing Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are exacerbated by distance and physical connectivity. Yet today’s digital communication and applications technology offers the opportunity to reimagine how communities can thrive when supported within wider and more responsive networks.
Working in collaboration with Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, Cornwall Council, NHS, and the South West Centre of Excellence for Satellite Applications, the Manchester School of Architecture has undertaken a major research project exploring Cornwall as a contemporary urban space within its rural context and opportunities.
Engaging a large team Professors, Senior Academics and Postgraduate students this work explores issues and opportunities presented by Cornwall’s history and location and the impact of factors including connectivity, healthcare, economics, services and people on contemporary life in and beyond the county.
This event will consist of a mix of presentations and open discussion to outline insights and research discoveries that provide a new perspective on the region. The workshop will connect and build on a recent study, which focused on the dispersed communities of the Scottish Highlands.
Agenda: (please note, this is subject to change)
8.45 – Welcome & Introductions over breakfast. Cathrine Armour, SWCoESA
Keynote: Mr Alan Cox, Satellite Applications Catapult
Case study: CLASP Environment, Resilience Resources and Support
9.00 – SMART & Well Project Overview – Professor Tom Jefferies and Dr Laura Coucill, Manchester School of Architecture, MMU
9.30 – Highlands and Islands: Experiences and Insights – James Cameron, Head of Life Sciences, Highlands and Islands Enterprise
10.15 – Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Project Findings
11.00 – Coffee Break
11.15 – Local Impact, National Relevance: Defining opportunities for collaboration
11.45 – ‘DEEP DIVE’ in to Project findings in parallel
1.00 – Lunch with Poster Session
1.45 – ‘DEEP DIVE’ in to Project findings in parallel
2.45 – Break
3.00 – Shared Thinking: Outputs from Deep Dives
3.45 – Road map for the future: Identifying collaboration opportunities with next steps
4.15 – Close
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Hotel Accommodation: https://www.bedruthan.com
The Bedruthan Hotel is offering a conference B&B rate for delegates that will need overnight accommodation during the event. The rate is £80.30 per night, available to those who book direct with Bedruthan Hotel quoting the ‘Smart&Well Conference’.
Taxi Service: www.coastlinetravel.co.uk/tag/coastline-taxis (5 minutes from Newquay Airport) Tel: 01637 860006