Liveable City Futures with Rachel Cooper OBE

Thu 12 Nov 2020 at 12:00

VENUE: ONLINE

DATE: Thu 12 Nov 2020

TIME: 12:00

Rachel Cooper OBE is Distinguished Professor of Design Management and Policy at Lancaster University.
About this Event
Liveable City Futures

What is a Liveable City, what does the science say about wellbeing and the environment, and how do we need to rethink the design of places to ensure Liveable City Futures? Rachel Cooper will discuss the results of 20 years of research and consider how this is valid for designing cities in the future.

Speaker: Rachel Cooper

Rachel Cooper OBE is Distinguished Professor of Design Management and Policy at Lancaster University. Her research interests cover design management and policy across all sectors of industry, with a specific interest in design for wellbeing. She has published extensively on these topics, including books ‘Designing Sustainable Cities’, ‘The Handbook of Wellbeing and the Environment’ and ‘Living in Digital Worlds’. Professor Cooper was a Lead Expert for the UK Government Foresight programme on the Future of Cities (2013-2016), was on the Academy of Medical Sciences Working group addressing ‘The Health of the Public 2040’ (2015-16) and is a currently a Chair of the UK Prevention Research Partnership, Expert Advisory Group. She is the Royal Society nominated member of International Council for Science Programme for Health and Wellbeing in the Changing Urban Environment. She is also series editor of the Routledge series Design for Social Responsibility. She was founding editor of The Design Journal and also founding President of the European Academy of Design. She is currently President of the Design Research Society.

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