Swann Lecture Theatre, Swann Building, The King's Buildings
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Back to the Future - Infrastructure for a Changing World
Infrastructure has become an imprecise term for the engineered systems that support our quality of life. It includes the transport networks of rail, road and waterway, energy conversion, water and food production, distribution of essentials and luxuries, sewage treatment, waste reuse, and digital communication. The assets we create as components of those systems should be as effective, efficient, resilient, and durable as our social and economic system and our availability of resources can support. Professor Masterton will look back on our infrastructure development, our various attempts to forecast the future, and set out the critical role for research in a too often neglected field.
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