Technocity: Equity, Innovation, and the Rush of Smartness (Free Webcast)

University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University
Mar 1, 2018
Vancouver, BC, CA

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Technocity: Equity, Innovation, and the Rush of Smartness (Free Webcast)
Thursday, March 1, 7-10 PM PST
Online Webcast: Free but reservations required. Reserve on Eventbrite

Across the planet, cities are turning toward sensors and algorithmic technologies to mitigate and curtail social and environmental risk, to produce efficiencies, security, and economic potential in everyday life. In 2018, the City of Vancouver will join the Canada Smart Cities Challenge, a competition for $50 million to use "data and connected technology” to produce “meaningful outcomes for residents.” In this Larry Bell Urban Forum on March 1, Vancouverites and others will have an opportunity to discuss this competition and general calls for urban innovation. The forum will be composed of a panel of distinguished guests, including those with direct experience in implementing urban technology solutions as well as urban scholars and commentators.

Opening comments:
Matthew W. Wilson, associate professor of geography, University of Kentucky
Jessie Adcock, Chief Technology Officer, City of Vancouver
Sean Simpson, IT director, City of Surrey

Panelists:
Jessie Adcock, Chief Technology Officer, City of Vancouver
Colleen Hardwick, CEO of PlaceSpeak
Shannon Mattern, associate professor of Media Studies, The New School
Gillian Rose, professor of human geography, University of Oxford
Sean Simpson, IT director, City of Surrey
Elvin Wyly, professor of Geography, University of British Columbia
Andy Yan, director, SFU City Program


The Larry Bell Urban Forum is made possible by a generous donation by Larry Bell to the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia.

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February 22, 2018 - 10:13am
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