By 2045, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. To thrive, these cities need well-designed, integrated infrastructure systems, both within them at the point of service delivery and between them for the transport of people, goods, water, energy and data. The delivery of the £500bn UK Infrastructure Pipeline to drive growth, prosperity and productivity requires a new type of engineer, which Sustainable Infrastructure for Cities will provide. Working with the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC), the Universitiy of Southampton (UoS) will provide an innovative and flexible, cohort-based training programme with an ethos of Responsible Innovation and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) at its core.
We will train future engineers with technical interdisciplinary skills and an understanding of how to make our cities productive, sustainable, resilient and healthy places for people to live. In a training environment based in new facilities at the National Infrastructure Laboratory (UoS) and working in close collaboration with industry, we will produce a cadre of well-networked engineers who will help develop the UK as an innovative, prosperous, and healthy nation.