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Professional Education: Beyond Smart Cities

City Science

Monday — Wednesday
July 24, 2017 —
July 26, 2017
8:00am — 6:00pm

This course focuses on data analytics, new urban systems, real-time simulation, and urban design strategies that can enable more entrepreneurial, livable, high-performance urban districts. Over three days, students will experience lectures by MIT experts, and will participate in hands-on exercises using the MIT CityScope platform.

Day 1: Overview and City Science Case studies

  • Welcome and Course Overview - Kent Larson - MIT Media Lab
  • Energy, Environmental, Mobility and  Housing Challenges in Cities - Kent Larson - MIT Media Lab
  • CityScope: Urban Simulation and Decision Support - Luis Alonso, Arnaud Grignard - MIT Media Lab
  • Case Study Hamburg - CityScope for Refugees - Kent Larson - MIT Media Lab 
  • Case Study Andorra -  Luis Alonso, Arnaud Grignard, Carson Smuts (MIT Media Lab)
  • AI Systems for Urban Design - Ryan Zhang - MIT Media Lab
  • Urban Perception - Cesar Hidalgo - MIT Media Lab
  • Informal Settlements - Markus Elkatsha - MIT Media Lab
  • Demos of Current City Science Research & Introduction to Group Exercise
  • Overview and Discussion: Kent Larson

Day 2: Overview and City Science Case studies

  • Environmental Sensing - Carson Smuts - MIT Media Lab
  • Design Democratization - Yasushi Sakai - MIT Media Lab
  • Enabling Entrepreneurship in Cities - Edward Glaeser - Harvard
  • Urban Development Ventures and Entrepreneurship - Joost Bonsen - MIT Media Lab
  • Agent-based Modeling - Arnaud Grignard - MIT Media Lab
  • Modeling Human Dynamics - Sandy Pentland - MIT Media Lab
  • Overview and Discussion: Kent Larson

Day 3: Mobility, Logistics, Energy & Live-Work

  • Urban Housing Systems - Hasier Larrea - CEO, Ori Systems
  • Health and SleepX - Jason Nawyn - MIT Media Lab
  • Blockchain, Data Privacy and Trust Networks - John Clippinger - CEO ID3
  • Technology for Governance and Public Policy in Cities - Nigel Jacob -City of Boston 
  • Perspectives on Megacity Logistics - Matthias Winkenbach - MIT Megacity Logistics Lab
  • Urban Design, Mobility Energy, and Building Energy - Luis Alonso - MIT Media Lab
  • Personal Autonomous Vehicles - Michael Lin - MIT Media Lab
  • Urban Agriculture - Kent Larson - MIT Media Lab
  • Group Exercise
  • Final Review and Discussion: Kent Larson
  • Final Summary and Certificates: Kent Larson 
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