Apr. 11th CGT Conference – “Mobilities in Cities: From Visible to Invisible”

Friday, April 11th, 2014
10:00AM – 6:00PM
Columbia University 
 
The fifth annual conference on cities and modern urban realities will bring together scholars from architecture, civil engineering, sociology, and other disciplines, with practitioners, whose work addresses the acute issues of urban life. In particular focus will be the subject of mobilities, including visible ones like cars, bikes, walking and crowds, as well as invisible ones like digital networks. 
 
Speakers:
  • Diana Barco, Chair of Curatorial Committee, Bogotá Urban Interactions
  • Assaf Biderman, Associate Director, SENSEable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Adam Greenfield, Founder and Managing Director, Urbanscale and Senior Urban Fellow, LSE Cities
  • Hiroo Ichikawa, Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Governance Studies, Meiji University
  • Greg Lindsay, Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute
  • Eric J. Miller, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Director, Transportation Research Institute, University of Toronto
  • Xuefei Ren, Associate Professor of Sociology and Global Urban Studies, Michigan State University
  • Claire Roberge, Researcher, Urbanizing Technology: The Mobility Complex
  • Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor Sociology and Co-Chair, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University
  • Doris Tarchópulos, Curator and Director of Research Project, Bogotá Urban Interactions
  • John Urry, Author of Societies beyond Oil: Oil Dregs and Social Futures (Zed 2013) and Offshoring(Polity 2014)
Free and open to the public. No registration necessary. First come, first seated. 
 
Sponsored by the Committee on Global Thought and the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University.
 
Organized by Saskia Sassen, Co-chair of the Committee on Global Thought.
 
This conference is part of a larger project on Urbanizing Technology supported by the Audi Urban Future Initiative.
 
For more information on this and other events, please visit cgt.columbia.edu
 
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