NYU Event - Wireless Communications and the Future of Cities
Presented by the Taub Urban Research Center
at New York University's
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Supported by an Urban Research Initiative grant from the National Science Foundation
April 2, 2003
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
100 Washington Square East
NYU Main Building, Room 102
If there was any doubt about the pervasiveness of wireless communications technologies in modern cities, it was swept away by the terrorist attacks of September 11. From the gridlock of East Coast cellular networks to the tracking of Al Qaeda leaders' satellite phones that crisis brought attention to the basic human needs for constant communications. Wireless communications are now interwoven through all aspects of modern urban life, both in crisis and in everyday activities.
This workshop will gather an inter-disciplinary group of scholars, thinkers, and practitioners to discuss the ways in which wireless communications are helping shape the future of cities as flexible, dynamic, and vibrant sites for human interaction. Do mobile phones make cities more livable or less? How do wireless interactions enhance or detract from our interactions with the people and places around us? What warning signs are there of negative outcomes from the spread of mass mobile communications? What demands are wireless users making on urban infrastructure and public spaces?
As we begin rebuilding lower Manhattan, it is essential that ourvisions address the important role of mass mobile communications on the future of cities. This workshop will attempt to reconcile the many ways in which people, cities, and wireless technologies are reshaping each other in the contemporary city.
Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access will be provided throughout the
duration of the conference. We will also provide a local chat system
for conference participants.
Continental breakfast will be served.
List of Speakers:
Richard Beckwith, People and Practices Research Group, Intel
John Gilbert, Rudin Management Company
Steven Johnson, Author
Mike Joroff, MIT School of Architecture
Mitchell L. Moss, NYU Taub Urban Research Center
Nick Noe, Policy Analyst, New York City Council
Richard O'Bryant, MIT
Jonah Peretti, Eyebeam Atelier
Howard Rheingold, Author
Terry Schmidt, NYCwireless
For more information or to register for this free workshop, please
email [email protected] or call 212-998-7524.
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For more information contact:
4 Washington Square North Rm 42
Email: [email protected]
Posted March 10, 2003
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