Urban Systems Meeting

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Urban Systems Meeting

Imperial College London 2013

Agenda Day 1, Sept 10 AMbv


Time

Theme

Presenter / Facilitator

09:00

Welcome

Prof. John Polak, Imperial College

09:15

Panel


The City as a Design Problem

Prof. Michael Batty
, University College London;
Shane Mitchell
, Cisco Urban Innovation;
Michael
Weinstock,

Architectural Association. Facilitator
Colin Harrison

(USC)

10:00

Break

10:30

Summary thus far

Colin Harrison

10:45

Breakout Sessions

The Adaptive City

Richard Dawson,

University of Newcastle

The Personalised City

Shane Mitchell
, Cisco

The Supportive City

Martin Rieser
, Institute of Creative Technologies,
De Montfort University, Leicester

Perceptions of Quality of Life

Rick Robinson
, IBM UK

Agenda Day 1, Sept 10 PM

Time

Theme

Presenter / Facilitator

13:30

Talks on Illustrative Projects

Prof. Michael Batty
, Centre for Advanced Spatial
Analytics, UCL

Prof. Richard Dawson
, Earth Systems
Engineering, University of Newcastle

Prof. Martin Rieser
, Institute of Creative
Technologies, De Montfort University

15:00

Break

15:30

Summary Thus Far

Colin Harrison,
USC

15:45

4 break out group discussions to further
develop scenarios.

Themes and leaders as before

17:00

Report by group rapporteurs

Jurij Paraszczak
, IBM Research

17:30

Keynote Presentation

Peter Madden,

CEO of the Future Cities Catapult

18:00
-

20:00

Student Posters and Reception

Skempton Building

All

Agenda Day 2, Sept 11 AM

Time

Theme

Presenter / Facilitator

9:00

Summarise Day 1

Colin Harrison

9:15

Discuss scenarios from Day 1 theme
workshops

Jurij Paraszczak

and the rapporteurs.

10:30

Break

11:00

4 break out

group discussions to refine
scenarios, cross
-
cutting.

Themes As Before

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Talk on “Quality of Life”

Samir Menon
,

Eco Sustainability Services,

Tata
Consulting Services

15:00

Break

15;30

Industry Views on People and Smart
Cities

Volker Buscher
, Arup;
Shane Mitchell
, Cisco, and

Jurij Paraszczak
, IBM. Facilitator
Colin Harrison
, USC

16:30

Closing panel by workshop rapporteurs

Jurij Paraszczak,
IBM

17:15

Wrap up

John Polak, Imperial College and Jurij Paraszczak, IBM

Defining the Themes


For each of the themes
-

lets develop a compact explanation


Adaptive City


Personalised City


Supportive City


Quality of Life



In a short paragraph, what do we mean by each of the themes ?


For each theme how do we measure them, what data do they need
?



Adaptive City


Integrates a variety of professions


City that responds to internal and external changes
with minimal resource requirements while maintaining
a required functionality


City denizens need minimal stress to meet their needs
to live in a city


City denizens understand and play their role as part of
the city (they provide input and response)


Balances the needs of the individual and the many


Mayor and flow therefrom


CMM Maturity model


Resilience


is adaptivity


Flexibility and diversity, redundancy and modularity,
resourcefulness, situational awareness, capacity to learn


Many organisaitons making decisions


Plurality of objectives


What are city objectives ? How are they measured


Adaptive city offers affordance to actors to contribute


Need elected body with a mandate


how to flow
objectives to influence city


define ROI of investments


Adaptive city drives change promotes social attraction,
promotes governance


Decisions made and a hierarchy exists. Government enables
health promotion as part of agenda



Successful / Adaptive city has a vision and economic
resilience which is linked to the vision


London as example


People centered view


city where smart people exist,
adaptive city has adaptive denizens


Centralisation does not help with adaptability

Personalised City


Personalised City


How denizens interact with the city and their modes of interactions


Issues of personal data and its ownership


Evolution of engagement of individuals with cities (data, experience etc)


Appears to individual that the city is designed around them


Capacity/affordance from the city to engage in different ways


Harmony between city members


City as org or people ?


City is concentration of human interaction


Lisbon experiment


Rick


City with aspirations


is often adaptive


Portland, Boston, Sidney, Amsterdam


Visionary Plans with aspirations, structures who interact with each other and private sector well


Developed visions and structure personally


Barcelona District 21


Hamburg artist rents


Charleston SC


Middle East Qatar, Masdar Songdo (did not work)


East Brum


Supportive City


Supports social engagement mechanisms with
transparent governance processes


Governance associated with planning and that associated with
operations


Gaming


Bogota and clowns Penalosa. Mockus


Water consumption issues, cycling path, planned develpoment


Jaime lerner Curitiba


Connecting the disconnected


But cities are not democracies


Quality of Life


Mechanism to determine what people care about based
on Maslow’s pyramid


Dimension by which people’s attitude affects the view of the
pyramid (age, culture etc)


Urban contexts and how they support quality of life


Availability and quality of resources,economic wealth etc patents
etc


Framework of our concerns and needs


Lets see what’s already been done


Liveable Cities Project


Travel and commuting

Quality of Life


Use of Maslow’s pyramid was a good map to a larger
entity


Whatever reduces stress improves the QoL


Independent of city or rural area


Should we expect citizens to actively engage or should
the city adapt