2020 Virtual Programmes

WC2 took the decision to postpone the 2020 Symposium as a result of Covid-19, instead hosting a series of open webinars on the WC2 themes. The first Urban Futures virtual event took place in October 2020 on the theme of Cybersecurity.

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2019 St. Petersburg Symposium

A successful 2019 Symposium was hosted by Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University from 29 July- 2 August 2019 with the overarching theme of ‘Smart Cities and Digital Society.’ The timing co-incided with the University’s 120 year anniversary celebrations.

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2018 Toronto Symposium

The fourth WC2 Symposium, hosted by Ryerson University, took place in August 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Representatives from WC2 members around the world gathered to consider the theme of ‘Migration, the City and the University’.

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2017 Sao Paulo Symposium

The third WC2 Symposium, hosted by the University of São Paulo, took place from 14-18 August. Representatives from WC2 members around the world gathered to consider urban regeneration and how to build an environmental city.

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2016 Berlin Symposium

Hosted by the Technische Universität Berlin, the 2016 Symposium brought together 140 participants (70 students and 70 staff) from 10 member universities

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2015 London Symposium

The inaugural Symposium was hosted by City and held at Cass Business School. The five-day programme brought together more than 130 academic staff and postgraduate…

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