Street Smarts + Smart Cities: A Conversation about Urban Life and Data Science


Friday, April 22, 2022, 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Zoom (registration required)

New technologies can renew our capacity to envision and pursue more sustainable, vibrant, and democratic cities. At the same time, many of our current challenges result from unintended consequences of innovations once hailed as solutions. This event aims to address how urbanists today should make sense of the potentials and limits of computational approaches. Instead of prepared remarks, two panelists will respond to questions pre-submitted by the audience at registration.

Speakers will respond to questions or comments submitted in advance. Please include yours with your registrtaion. This will be a hybrid event with the in-person component - for a limited number of Harvard affiliates only - held at Plimpton Room, Barker Center.

Speaker: Shannon Mattern (Professor of Anthropology, The New School for Social Research)

Speaker: Robert Sampson (Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences, Harvard University)

Moderator: Daniel Agbiboa (Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies, Harvard University)

Event Chair: Bruno Carvalho (Harvard University)

To register, please click here.