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Imperial College London to host the first CIRCuIT Summer School in July 2021

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Imperial College London will be hosting the first Circular Construction in Regenerative Cities (CIRCuIT) summer school from 19th-23rd July 2021. The school will explore circular construction concepts including: urban mining of materials, extending lifecycles through transformation and refurbishment, designing for disassembly and flexible construction and the role of governance in supporting circular solutions.

The one-week school is aimed at students from engineering, architecture, design, construction and other related subjects of study or practice. Over the course of the week, students will hear from leading practitioners, thinkers and experts and work together on innovative ideas, concepts, and approaches to implementing circular economy principles in construction.

An indicative schedule is available below. The full agenda will be send to students who are accepted onto the course.

CIRCuIT Summer School 2021 outline sched
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Delivery mode

We expect to run the school in a multi-mode format and will offer both in-person and remote learning options. More details will be sent to accepted students based on their chosen format of learning.


Professor Peter Childs, Imperial College London

Professor Peter Childs FREng, FIMechE and Fellow of the ASME is the Professorial Lead in Engineering Design at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London and Chairperson at BladeBUG Ltd. His professional interests include creativity tools and innovation, design, heat transfer and rotating flow, sustainable energy and robotics.


Deadline: Wednesday 26th May 2021

Registration is free, but a short application form will be required. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, there is a maximum capacity of between 20 to 40 participants, subject to relevant government guidance and regulations. Those unable to travel will receive information on accessing sessions virtually.

Travel and accommodation

All attendees are responsible for following travel guidance and regulations as well as booking and paying for their own accommodation, travel and insurance. The Summer School will be held in the Dyson Building of Design Engineering, 25 Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DB

The following links provide some guidance on travel and possible accommodation.


We will continue to monitor restrictions and guidelines around COVID-19 to ensure that we deliver a safe learning environment. Accepted participants who plan to attend in person will be notified of any changes in the programme.


Any questions or queries can be directed to Ingrina Shieh at

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