Teams will present a data-driven model for cities that could limit emissions to 2 tons per person while improving the quality of life and economic opportunities for residents. If taken to scale globally, these local interventions could largely solve global warming. As part of this line of research, the team will offer scenarios to dramatically reduce emissions to the carbon-budget while improving the livability and economic potential of the area. This research examines conventional “green” solutions, net-zero commuting and amenities, hyper-efficient housing and hybrid work, local production of resources, and zero-carbon, high-density distributed energy.
We will also share a pilot master plan for reconstruction and regeneration applicable to cities nationally in Ukraine and worldwide. Kharkiv, heavily damaged by the war with Russia, creates a compelling opportunity to create a new vision for cities in the future, bringing together the best of the past with powerful new technology and design concepts. Deploying a revised version of the data-driven, evidence-based process developed for Kendall Square, we will present concepts for a community unconstrained by legacy infrastructure including: low-carbon communities, livability, and public health, equity, and a Science Community framework.
In addition, we will host workshops from our City Science Network collaborators with research from: The University of Guadalajara, Ryerson University in Toronto, Andorra Research and Innovation, HafenCity University in Hamburg, Taipei Tech, Tongji University in Shanghai, and The Urban Planning Institute in Ho Chi Minh City. Topics include: rapid urbanization, infrastructure in informality, zero-carbon cities, data-enabled decision making, decentralized autonomous organizations for cities, mobility trends and modeling, innovation in a biosphere, and enabling innovation communities.
Thursday, October 27
12 PM | Registration Opens
1:30 - 5:00 PM | Main Stage Programming. Featuring Dava Newman, Kent Larson and Norman Foster, the MIT City Science Team, Jacopo Buongiorno and Ed Glaeser.
5:00 - 6:00 PM | Reception and Networking
Friday, October 28
8:30 - 9:00 AM | Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15 AM | City Science Network presentations
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Block 1 Workshops
12:00 - 1:00 PM | Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 PM | Block 2 Workshops
2:30 - 3:00 PM | Break
3:00 - 4:30 PM | Block 3 Workshops
4:40 - 5:30 PM | Workshop Report-Back and Closing Remarks
5:30 - 7:00 PM | Reception and Networking
*In-person attendance is by invitation only. If you would like to know more, please email email@example.com