AIVC Event – Winchester Cafe Scientifique : Re-Zoning and Liveable Cities

Basingstoke IVC science enthusiasts invite you to this extra event on a very topical subject by Prof Patrick James from University of Southampton. The subject of this evenings talk is “Re-Zoning and Liveable Cities”.

Regrettably, the public health situation still means it is likely to be some time before we can resume live meetings. We have decided to try out some online events, using Zoom, a popular and well tested platform for online meetings, , which many of you may be familiar with by now.

If it is successful, we may continue to broadcast talks from the Discovery Centre so that if people prefer not to be in a room with a large number of people they can still join in.

‘What makes a place’ and how we can engineer cities to deliver on our aspirations? We will discuss city disruptors and how they are accelerating change in our cities, COVID-19 being foremost amongst them. Shrinking retail, walkability, the value of greenspace …

Professor Patrick James is Professor of Energy and Buildings within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

His research is based on understanding energy use in the built environment whether this is at home, at work or at a broader urban scale. He is a specialist in micro-generation technologies including solar thermal, photo-voltaics, micro-wind and micro-CHP (see

Current major research projects span Energy for Development (rural electrification in Africa), future urban environments (liveablecities) and household energy use (energy and community, intelligent agents, energy and census data).He is the Principle Investigator of APERIO, an EPSRC funded study looking into the use of cameras for facade management in non-domestic buildings.

Prof Patrick James is the Director of Programmes for postgraduate taught energy, overseeing the (i) MSc Energy and Sustainability, and (ii) MSc Sustainable Energy Technologies programmes. He is an Associate Editor of the IET Renewable Power Generation Journal and an energy based research assessor for several national funding agencies.

He specialises in energy in the built environment, where he teaches modules related to (i) energy performance assessment, (ii) climate change and settlements, (iii) energy resources and (iv) bioclimatic design.

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You will need the Zoom client installed on your computer, tablet or phone. Short video on using Zoom here:

Only one ticket needed per screen. If you are sharing with someone, they don’t need a separate ticket.

We will open the meeting from 7pm so people can settle in, chat etc. There will be a break between talk and Q&A when people can chat etc. It’s not the same as live but closer than I thought

A recording will be available after the event on YouTube.

Our Facebook Group provides an opportunity to share ideas and keep in touch. You are encouraged to post interesting science links and to comment or discuss.


July 6


07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

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