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Cambridge Global Challenges


Participants examined the fairness of contemporary infrastructures, and evolved research agendas to improve present and future infrastructures to achieve more equitable societies at local and global scales. 

Focusing on physical, digital and governance infrastructures the discussion addressed: differing understandings of fairness; the extent to which notions of fairness underpin the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); the historical evolution of the definition of infrastructure, with a particular focus on land ownership; financing and governing models for infrastructure and their relationship with power asymmetries; responsible integration of physical and virtual infrastructures, particularly the IoT; digital infrastructures, fairness and security.

Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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