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Urban Systems Symposium

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caption: UCBerkeley's campus, site of this year's Urban Systems Symposium. Link to event page: http://urbansystemscollaborative.org/usc-fall-2012-meet-university-of-california-berkeley/ Link to livestream:https://www.youtube.com/ucberkeleyevents

Read below for the description and schedule for this year's Urban Systems Symposium to be held at Berkeley September 11 / 12, 2012. The text also includes background information about this group which includes several members of Public Lab (Lela Prashad, Liz Barry, and more). See attached PDF for the detailed schedule.

The core focus of the Urban Systems Collaborative is the role that information plays in the planning, development, construction, operation, and management of infrastructure and services in cities. At our April 2012 meeting in Chicago we began by looking at this role in the planning and design phases. At the September 2012 meeting in Berkeley, we will be looking at some aspects of the operational phase. Although we bring – deliberately – many different perspectives to these meetings, we suggest that we have a common view of cities that we summarise as follows:

“A city is collection of processes – public, enterprise, and personal – that are founded on the natural and built environments, that are driven by and are intended to support the needs of the inhabitants, and that produce and consume various resources and social outputs. It is a complex system operating on multiple spatial and temporal scales.”

The intent of this work in the operational phase is to enable the inhabitants and the managers of the city to make better decisions: the inhabitants as they exploit the city in living their daily lives and the managers as they seek to provide the best services to the inhabitants.

The two major themes of our Berkeley meeting: 1) performing preliminary mapping of information flows for two domains (Emergency Management and Citizen Engagement) and 2) considering the roles of centralized (Operations Centre) and distributed (Open Data) approaches to regulation. We believe that these are new and important problems, that they are in need of broad study by multiple communities, and that the USC has a vital role to play in this process.

Day 1 – September 11th 2012
Time Theme Presenter

8:00

Breakfast and registration

9:00

Welcome and introduction to the conference Colin Harrison, IBM

9:10

Welcome to UC Berkeley George Breslauer, UC Berkeley

9:15

Keynote – Center for Urban Science and Progress, NYU Steve Koonin, NYU

10:00

Break

10:15

Information and How a City Works Colin Harrison, IBM

10:25

The Geospatial Nature of Cities Mark Baker, esri

10:35

Open Data – Transparency of Data Driving Better Analytics Jennifer Pahlka, Code for America

10:45

Engaging the Citizen Nathaniel Manning, Ushahidi

10:55

Sensing and Actuation Mario Berges, CMU

11:05

Building Resilient Urban Communities Mary Comerio, UCB

11:15

City Operations

11:25

Multimodal Transportation Jerry Walters, Fehr and Peers

11:35

Energy Management in Cities Constantine Kontokosta, NYU

11:45

Power of Building Management Systems Keith Reller, Johnson Controls

11:55

Water Challenges in the Bay Area Peter Williams, IBM

12:05

Urban Information Modelling – Urban Systems Models Keith Besserud, SOM

12:15

Lightning Talk Wrap Up Colin Harrison, IBM

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Panel 1: Turning Citizen Engagement into Citizen Enablement Moderator: Nicholas de Montchaux, UCB

14:30

Panel 2: Emergency Management Moderator: Mark Baker, esri

15:30

Break

16:00

Panel 3: City Operations and Management Center Moderator: Jurij Paraszczak, IBM

17:00

End Sessions Day 1 – Conclusions Colin Harrison, IBM

18:00

Poster Session at Reception in College of Design Curator: Nicholas de Montchaux, UCB
Day 2 – Sept 12th 2012
Time Theme Presenter

8:30

Breakfast

9:00

Introduction for the day Colin Harrison, IBM

9:15

Workshop 1: Citizen Engagement Facilitator: Nicholas de Montchaux, UCB

9:15

Workshop 2: Emergency Management Facilitator: Mark Baker, esri

9:15

Workshop 3: City Operations Center Facilitator: Jurij Paraszczak, IBM

10:30

Break

10:45

Workshop 1: Citizen Engagement Facilitator: Nicholas de Montchaux, UCB

10:45

Workshop 2: Emergency Management Facilitator: Mark Baker, esri

10:45

Workshop 3: City Operations Center Facilitator: Jurij Paraszczak, IBM

11:30

Workshop Synthesis Colin Harrison, IBM

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Discussion: Lessons learned and future directions for USC Facilitator: Colin Harrison, IBM

15:00

Suite ef Fin
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