Smart Cities: Utopia for Data Collection?

Saturday, February 13, 2016: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Marriott Balcony A (Marriott Wardman Park)
Smart cities signify the future of urban living around the world. Future cities will be able to collect data on a variety of services and products, helping to create an efficient and sustainable environment. Varied visions of the future city are coming from different countries, e.g., U.S., China, and India, based on the concept of “urban science,” the design and management of cities focused on mobility, health, energy, and environment. Urban science  could radically change the social and working life of people in these cities. Some consider smart cities the answer to many of the world’s problems, while others are more reserved in their optimism. This symposium brings together people from around the world with different perspectives to articulate issues with the design and implementation of smart cities and the science supporting their transformations.
Eswaran Subrahmanian, Carnegie Mellon University
Maryann Feldman, National Science Foundation and Ram D. Sriram, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Sokwoo Rhee, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Anthony Townsend, Data & Society Research Institute
Making Sense of the New Science of Cities
Victor Vergara, World Bank
Smartness and Urbanity
Vijay Jagannathan, World Resources Institute
Global Smart Cities
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