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Centre for Infrastructure Development (CID) Spring Seminar Series

The Centre for Infrastructure Development (CID) Seminar Series features professionals operating in the infrastructure business ecosystem and scholars developing work relevant to further our understanding of related practices.

Hence the series covers a wide range of perspectives including those of regulators, funders, promoters and their agents, operators, and project suppliers. The CID Seminar Series offers students, faculty and the community at large the privilege of learning directly from the leaders who are shaping the global infrastructure landscape for decades to come, and from distinguished scholars contributing to our understanding of empirical regularities. It also creates opportunity for students, faculty, and the community to meet and network. Guests will present and field questions from the audience and engage in meaningful and thought provoking discussions about critical infrastructure challenges and opportunities.

Seminars, Tuesdays, 11-12pm, 2.40 MBS West

    • 17 Feb, Colm Lundrigan,Interorganizational Collaboration under Conditions of Misalignment: A Study of Megaproject Meta-Organizations, PhD Student, Manchester Business School
    • 24 Feb, Luciana Nicollier, Complaints and Quality Regulation, Lecturer, Manchester Business School
    • 3 March, Ian Wray, North West England’s Atlantic Gateway: Private Power in the Established Tradition of British Strategic Planning? Professor of Geography and Planning, University of Liverpool, and Heseltine Institute for Public Policy and Practice
    • 10 March, Derek Drysdale The UK’s Highways Agency: Looking forward. Divisional Director Lean Improvement, Highways Agency
    • 17 March, Robin MacLaren, Challenges Moving Forward with Renewable Energy Projects, Founder Chairman, UK Energy Networks Association, and Board Member, Future Electric
    • 14 April, Mike Emmerich, The Manchester economy, New Economy Manchester (tbc)
    • 21 April Nov, Jill Wells, Corruption in the Planning and Implementation of Construction Projects: The case of East Africa. Consultant, Engineers Against Poverty, and Former Construction Specialists, International Labor Office and
    • 28 April, Peter Morrison, A Journey from From Large Mining Projects in West Africa to Potash Development in Yorkshire, Senior Manager, Sirius Minerals plc.

These seminars are open to all Constructing Excellence members. Anyone wishing to attend should contact helpdesk@constructingexcellence.org.uk