The Leader of Southampton City Council, Councillor Daniel Fitzhenry will welcome the International Conference on Evolving Cities (ICEC 2021) delegates and provide a talk entitled Southampton, a City of opportunity. 

ICEC 2021, is organised by the University of Southampton’s Energy and Climate Change Division and will be hosted at Mayflower MAST Studios, Southampton from 22-24 September 2021. The conference will debate the steps required to propel society towards healthier, vibrant, and low carbon pathways.

Alongside Councillor Daniel Fitzhenry we have a line-up of keynote speakers including:

Prof Brian Collins CB

Emeritus Professor of Engineering Policy, University College London

Prof Rachel Cooper OBE

Professor of Design Management and Policy, Lancaster University

Sir Ian Diamond

UK’s National Statistician

Prof Borong Lin

Associate Dean, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University

Prof Yanfeng Liu

Changjiang Distinguished Professor, Xi’an University of Architecture & Technology

Anne-Marie Mountifield

Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Executive Director

Chris Nicholls

Senior Economist, Home Energy Analysis and Research Team, BEIS

Prof Alan Penn

Chief Scientific Adviser at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, University College London

Prof Nick Tyler CBE

Director of UCL Centre for Transport Studies, University College London 

Dr Alan Whitehead MP

Shadow Minister (Energy and the Green New Deal)

Registration is now open via the UoS store, and for more details visit the conference website at