UCL will be hosting the first cohort of its inaugural Global Policy Fellows Programme from Monday 1st – Friday 5th July 2019, coordinated by STEaPP
About the Programme
Under the scheme, 12 policy-makers working in the field of sustainable urban development will spend a week in London engaging in knowledge exchange activities with academics and UK-based policy professionals.
The programme provides an opportunity for UCL researchers to engage with professionals from around the world who work to tackle the challenges associated with rapid urbanisation, the need to make our cities more sustainable and increasing resilience to deal with the impacts of climate change.
As well as sharing the latest cutting-edge thinking from UCL research, we hope that the visit will spark new ideas, build connections and create new relationships between UCL and policy professionals from all over the world.
During the week, the Fellows will be partaking in workshops, seminars and visits with external stakeholders, as well as one-to-one meetings with UCL academics on their specific interest areas.
The Fellows have identified topics that they would be particularly interested in exploring during their visit. These include:
- What are the different approaches and best practices being used in integrated urban planning?
- How does climate change impact urban areas and how are city governments responding?
- What financial and funding models are being used to finance infrastructure programmes in cities?
- What different approaches are cities taking to integrated mobility and sustainable transport planning?
- How can partnership working between different sectors (including academia, national and local governments, NGOs and international agencies) be harnessed to deliver on the sustainable cities and communities SDG?
To request a meeting with one or more of the Fellows, or to find out how you can engage with the programme, please contact Florence Greatrix