City Science Summit videos are now online:
The city, our greatest invention, will be at the center of solutions to global warming, public health, and economic development. The most recent U.N. IPCC report makes this clear: “Urban areas represent 67-72% of global emissions… How new cities and towns are designed, constructed, managed, and powered will lock-in behavior, lifestyles, and future urban GHG emissions.’’ Urban communities can lead in a bottom-up process that may be even more impactful than top-down government action. The City Science Summit explores a data-driven model for developing urban interventions that could dramatically reduce emissions while improving the quality of life and economic opportunities for residents. Deploying a high-performance model for cities at scale has become a societal imperative.
We explore this future in two parts:
1- Learning from Kendall Square: From Innovation District to Innovation Community.
Featuring Kent Larson, Dava Newman, Senator Ed Markey, Lord Norman Foster, Luis Alonso, Ronan Doorley, Maitane Iruretagoyena, Naroa Coretti, Alex Berke, and Andres Rico.
2- Planning for a Better Future: Kharkiv Anticipating the post-war reconstruction and regeneration of cities in Ukraine, Lord Foster, through the Norman Foster Foundation, is leading a team of local and international experts creating the future masterplan for the city of Kharkiv.
Featuring Lord Norman Foster, Mayor Ihor Terekhov, Olga Demianenko, Kharkiv Citizens video, Manuel Cendoya, Diego Lopez Urruchi, Jacopo Buongiorno, Kent Larson, Ronan Doorley, Luis Alonso, Ed Glaeser, and additional voices of Ukrainian Citizens.