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Infrastructure & Projects Authority joins 'Cambridge and European Technology Cities'

The Infrastructure & Project Authority's Karl Fitzgerald will join our discussions on 3 December 2020 on 'Cambridge and European Technology Cities'.

Karl is a chartered civil engineer with particular expertise in planning and master-planning for large scale development projects. He is a Project Director and Commercial Specialist in the government's Infrastructure & Projects Authority, with over 25 years' experience in consultancy and the public sector.

Karl advises government departments on major programmes such as the Housing Infrastructure Fund and the Oxford to Cambridge Arc portfolio. Previously at Homes England, Karl led the technical specialist team for the Advisory Team for Large Applications (ATLAS) acting as an advisor to a wide range of private and public sector stake-holders, engaged in the planning and construction of large mixed-use developments and new communities. He was also responsible for technical direction to major initiatives such as the new settlement at Nothstowe, and also the Hospital Sites Programme for the Homes and Communities Agency.

Leading science park owners and developers have contributed to our previous discussions on the challenges for knowledge clusters, and how best to integrate new R&D centres and jobs with affordable housing, social and cultural facilities and sustainable transport for host cities and new settlements. Future Cities Forum's December discussion will be the first of a series comparing the investment, planning and design approaches across Scandinavia and Northern Europe with the best in the UK.

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