Big data and the design of cities - Chicago and London

Wednesday 13 February 2019


NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

Tickets £50+VAT, free to NLA Partners - Click here to book Go!

How is the collection and dissemination of big data changing how we plan and build cities? How does the collated information enable collaborative, connected and responsive cities?

How do we ensure that this data informs future development and is shared openly with all of those with a stake in that future? How do we address the nervousness around the collection and use of data?

As Chicago embarks on a huge project to collect real-time data on urban environment, infrastructure, and activity for research and public use, and London develops the Smarter London Together roadmap which aims to make London the smartest city in the world, we invite dialogue between these two global cities to look at the use of open data.

The live video seminar, taking place simultaneously in both cities, will begin promptly at 08:30 in Chicago, with breakfast from 08:00, and in London at 14:30, following refreshments from 14:00.

This event forms a key part of the NLA International programme, which facilitates global discussion, connecting London with other cities in order to exchange information, discuss and debate shared urban issues, and compare approaches.

This event is a key part of the NLA International Dialogues programme which brings together cities for discussion and debate. 

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Charlie Catlett, Founder, Array of Things
Dr Stephen Lorimer
, Smart City Policy and Delivery Officer, Greater London Authority
Polly Hudson
, Doctoral Researcher, Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
Brenna Berman, Executive Director of City Tech Collaborative, UI LABS
Eman Martin Vignerte
, Head of Political affairs and Government relations, Bosch UK
Shaina Morphew Doar, Head of City Operations, Sidewalk Labs
Lynn Osmond,
President and CEO, Chicago Architecture Foundation (Chicago chair)
Peter Murray, Chairman, New London Architecture (London chair)

Further speakers to be announced...

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Tickets £50+VAT, free to NLA Partners. Click here to book

To book a ticket for the event in Chicago, click here

If you are a member or partner and are unsure how to make use of your membership in this way or you would like to become a member and discuss membership options, please contact Aurelia Amanitis or call 0207 636 4044.

If you experience any issues whilst making a booking please contact Corinne Stone or call 020 7636 4044.

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