CDT Conference 2023: Sustainable Infrastructure and Cities

Sustainable Infrastructure and Cities conference

24th to 26th May 2023 – Sir James Matthews Building, Guildhall Square, Southampton

Tickets to attend this conference will be available through Eventbrite from 1st March to 20th May 2023 Register HERE

The 7th postgraduate conference hosted by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Infrastructure Systems, University of Southampton.

The conference is FREE to attend and open to all postgraduate students, early career researchers, academics and industry partners.

This is a opportunity for postgraduate researchers to present recent research and development related to sustainable infrastructure and cities to a audience of peers and other interested parties. We actively encourage oral and poster presentations from postgraduate students from CDTs and research groups linked to UKCRIC institutions who are part of the UKCRIC Doctoral Skills Network.

Themes for sessions will be based around the UN Sustainable Development Goals, please consider which goal your research links to. (THE 17 GOALS | Sustainable Development (

Poster submission deadline: 10th May 2023
Presentation slide hand in deadline: 17th May 2023

Conference dates 24th to 26th May 2023 – Sir James Matthews Building, Guildhall Square, Southampton

Programme overview 
23rd May – pre-conference welcome from PGR students from 6.30pm venue to be decided, informal gathering before the conference.

24th May Day 1 presentations from PGRs and alumni, public engagement project talks, art workshop and walking tour of Southampton. Project poster hall and networking café. The day will close with a reception at John Hansard Gallery

25th MayDay 2 presentations from PGRs and keynote talk on Sustainable Cities by Prof Chris Rogers University of Birmingham, a tour of the National Infrastructure Laboratory, Boldrewood Campus and Future Towns Innovation Hub, Southampton Science Park, Chilworth, (coach travel provided).  The day will close with a buffet reception onboard Steam Ship Shieldhall with a cruise of the Solent open to invited guests, UKCRIC attendees and conference delegates

26th MayUKCRIC hosted gathering to discuss current research projects and network  including key note speakers from SUSI net Network+ projects: Infrastructure for Port-Cities and Coastal Towns iPACT, Reclaiming Forgotten Cities ReCLAIM and a Green, Connected, Prosperous Britain GCPB


Full Programme


Tickets to attend this conference will be available through Eventbrite from 1st March to 20th May 2023 Register HERE


Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be conference proceedings?

This CDT conference will not have a conference proceedings. Work presented here can have been previously presented at other conferences, this event is to share current research with a wider network of PGRs. We ask that posters are submitted on out template to ensure they meet size and quality requirements.

What accommodation is available?

There are many hotels in Southampton which are listed on the accommodation page.

We strongly advise participants planning to attend in person assure that their bookings can be cancelled before the conference.


About the City of Southampton

Located on the south coast of the UK in the county of Hampshire, Southampton is a friendly and diverse city enjoying a mild climate and fast transportation links to other UK and global cities. Southampton has its own distinctive character with a rich maritime heritage and a focus on water sports, sailing and ocean racing, as well as being one of the most important ports in the UK. Southampton is also the major port for cruise ships and was one of the 4 shortlisted locations for the 2025 UK City of Culture.

Southampton is one of the most lively and dynamic cities in the south of England. It is also a city with two Universities and a large number of the South’s science and innovation companies. Recognised as the cultural, retail and commercial capital of the south of England, it’s a great place to shop, eat, socialise and enjoy sports and the arts.

Southampton is one of the greenest cities and has several large parks in the city centre. Southampton Common has over 300 acres of managed woodland in the heart of the city perfect for a walking or jogging. it is also the venue for community events during the year such as fairs, gigs and charity races.

Not far from Southampton there are areas of natural beauty and stunning coastlines including the New Forest National Park, Isle of Wight and coastal resorts of Bournemouth and Poole.