Opening Ceremony of the CSL@HCMC


City Science Lab@ Ho Chi Minh City

City Science Lab@ Ho Chi Minh City

"On the morning of April 22, 2021, the opening ceremony of the City Science Lab @ Ho Chi Minh City (CSL @ HCMC) was successfully celebrated at 422 Vo Van Kiet street, Co Giang ward, District 1.

The event was attended by distinguished guests including Mr. Le Hoa Binh, Vice Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee and other representatives from the local authorities and universities [and] the representatives from UEH consisted of Prof.Dr. Su Dinh Thanh – UEH President, Dr. Tú Anh Trinh – Director of Institute of Smart City and Management (ISCM)."


The Architecture Research Center

The event agenda was as follows (times are in GMT+7, Ho Chi Minh City Time):

7:30 to 8:00 - Welcome
8:00 to 8:12 - Opening Introduction - Introduction remarks, MIT Media Lab introduction video
8:12 to 8:35 - Opening Remarks - Introduction of the establishment of CSL@HCMC from PhDc. Vu Chi Kien, Director of ARC
Introduction of the City Science group from Kent Larson
8:35 to 8:45 - Live Q and A with MIT Media Lab City Science group
8:45 to 9:00 - Inauguration Ceremony
9:00 to 10:00 - Keynote Address:
~CityScope Impact: Pulling from past collaborations from Luis Alonso
~CItyScope Design: How do we use CityScope in new and exciting ways to understand urban interventions from Yan (Ryan) Zhang
~ABM in CityScope: How ABM can allow for insightful predictions from Arnaud Grignard
~ESG metrics: Building new metrics to model development opportunities from Markus Elkatsha

10:00 to 10:10 - Speech of DPA Representative
10:10 to 10:30 - Closing Ceremony

Note: MIT participants attended remotely. Ho Chi Minh City participants attended in person. 

Additional event information is available at ISCM

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