TRANSCEND Seminar: Planning Innovation and Collaboration: The pathway to Healthy Cities
We’re thrilled to be holding our third seminar on Thursday 9th September 2021 with guest speakers Dr. Sebastiaan van Herk from Bax & Company (Innovation consultancy) and Dr. Wan Nurul Mardiah Wan Mohd Rani from the Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics at the University Teknologi Malaysia.
The theme of the seminar is Planning Innovation and Collaboration: The pathway to Healthy Cities.
Funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) in the UK, the TRANSCEND project is investigating socio-technical systems required for enabling a transition towards a more risk-sensitive and transformative urban development approach in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Malaysia.
It aims to promote a participatory approach that supports the transparent and democratic involvement of all the relevant stakeholders (including experts from local authorities, disaster management authorities, developers, poor and vulnerable communities, and humanitarian organisations) to analyse, forecast, visualize and debate disaster-risk trade-offs and to choose development plans that ensure sustainability and equitable resilience, giving considerations to climate change adaptation.
SPEAKERS & AGENDA
Dr. Sebastiaan van Herk, Bax & Company (Innovation consultancy) “Planning, Innovation and Collaboration for Healthy Cities¨.
Dr. Wan Nurul Mardiah Wan Mohd Rani, Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, University Teknologi Malaysia: “The Processes in Risk in Sensitive Urban Development.”
Dr. Sara Biscaya, THINKlab, University of Salford.
8.30 am (15:30 Malaysia): Welcoming the participants, Dr. Sara Biscaya, THINKlab University of Salford.
9.00 am (16:00): Opening Remarks, Prof. Terrence Fernando, Director of the THINKlab.
9.10 am (16:10): Speaker 1 – Dr. Sebastiaan van Herk, Innovation Consultancy Bax & Company:
“Planning, Innovation and Collaboration for Healthy Cities”
9.35 am (16:35): Speaker 2 – Dr. Wan Nurul Mardiah Wan Mohd Rani, Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, University Teknologi Malaysia:
“The Processes in Risk-Sensitive Urban Development”
10.00 am (17:00): Q&A Session
10.20 am (17:20): Closing Remarks
10.30 am (17:30): End of Session
Please note: the event starts at 09:00 UK time and 16:00 Malaysia time. The event is online and the link will be sent before the event date.
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Dr. Sebastiaan van Herk, Bax & Company (Innovation consultancy).
Dr. Sebastiaan van Herk has 20 years of experience and a relentless drive to ‘Grow Talent’, ‘Accelerate Innovation’ and generate ‘Value from Science and Technology’. He is a Partner at Bax & Company which is responsible for company strategy & management and talent growth. He leads teams in Environment and Digital Technologies, and liaises with units of European Programmes and Communications. As senior consultant his role is often to conceptualise and steer innovation projects and alliances to maximum impact. He enjoys mobilising and facilitating inspiring and impact-driven international collaborations on new sustainability topics.
Since 2002 he has defined, coordinated and delivered innovation, business and policy projects for various multinational companies and SMEs; national, regional & local governments; and research institutes. These include over 50 international projects with well over €200M in innovation funding, that have guided and mobilised a multiple in public and private investments. His current project portfolio comprises environmental sector, climate adaptation, liveable and healthy cities, sustainable agriculture, circular economy, sustainable procurement, infrastructure and construction.
Sebastiaan holds a PhD degree from IHE-Delft & TU Delft in Climate Adaptation & Water Management and an MSc degree (cum laude) in Technology, Policy & Management from TU Delft (2003). He studied Industrial Engineering at the UPC Barcelona & Economics at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
He is founding member of the Flood Resilience Group IHE-Delft (NL). He is guest professor at UPC (ES) and Southeast University (China). He has delivered multiple research projects and over 30 scientific and professional publications. He has been appointed Advocate for UN-DRR and Expert for UN Environment. He has developed the Global Center on Adaptation as external coordinator since its inception. He contributes to educational and capacity building programmes.
Dr. Wan Nurul Mardiah Wan Mohd Rani, Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, University Teknologi Malaysia.
Dr. Wan Nurul Mardiah Wan Mohd Rani is a Senior Lecturer at Razak Faculty of Technology and Informatics, University Teknologi Malaysia. She is currently the Deputy Director II, Institut Sultan Iskandar, an independent non-profit research and development organisation specialises in planning and development that operates within the UTM. She is also the Managing Director of ISI Ventures Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary company of Institut Sultan Iskandar. At the faculty level, she is the Deputy Head of Green Cities and Construction Research Group.
She graduated with Bachelor Degree in Urban & Regional Planning and Master of Science in Built Environment from International Islamic University Malaysia and PhD in Urban Studies from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. Her research interest includes Sustainable Urban Form, Resilient Cities, Risk Sensitive Cities, and Healthy Cities. At a national level, she is a registered graduate member of the Malaysian Institute of Planners and a secretariat member for Academic Research Society of Malaysia (ARMS).
She is also actively involved in various research, consultations, and publications within the area of sustainability, urban studies, resilient cities and risk-sensitive urban planning.
Dr. Sara Biscaya. THINKlab, University of Salford.
Dr Biscaya is a Lecturer in Architecture at the School of Science, Engineering and Environment (SEE), UoS and Chair of the Women’s Voice Network. She has twenty years of experience as an architect and urban planner (RIBA, ARB) specialised in the production and coordination of information and data visualization. She is also an associate with the THINKlab, current projects include ESRC, Co-Pi, Technology Enhanced Stakeholder Collaboration for Supporting Risk-Sensitive Sustainable Urban Development TRANSCEND, Co-Network for Building Multi-Institutional Collaboration for Creating Resilient Environments and Communities against Climate Change (Unite4Resilience), exploring the potential of community engagement, the environment, the economy and technology in support of deprived communities in Europe and Asian countries.
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