Seminar - Smart Cities in the Anthropocene

Meet Stephan Barthel and Johan Colding as well as several prominent names for this two-day seminar about sustainable urban development where you have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss.

Information and communication technology (ICT) increasingly runs our daily affairs as we have entered the Anthropocene era, and more recently it is claimed that digitalization will make our cities “smarter”; hence the term “smart city” has quickly become a present-day buzzword for building more sustainable cities. However, no one actually knows where the future technologies will lead us and this seminar will be devoted the lifting up some critical perspectives on smart-city development and what potential ICT and the Internet of Things have in making our cities healthier and greater to live in.

The up-coming seminar Smart Cities in the Anthropocene is soon approaching and we are therefore utterly proud to welcome You to the wonderful city of Gävle on the 25th and 26th of October 2018. The seminar is co-organized by the University of Gävle, and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In the following we present the tentative schedule of the seminar with the idea to have open session presentations for a wider scholarly audience, followed by closed group discussions with You as the key participants, and with an ultimate aim of producing a publication devoted to the four themes addressed in the seminar, namely The Politics of the smart city, Smart tools in urban design, Smart cities and shifting world views, and The slow smartness of the city. Each presentation is scheduled to 20 minutes followed by questions and discussion.

Date and time: 25 october, at 10.30-15.00 och 26 october, at 09.00-12.30

Place: Krusenstjernasalen, room 23:213, liberary, University of Gävle.

PROGRAM

25th of October, 10.30 - 15.00

Welcoming

  • Associate Professor Johan Colding
    University of Gävle and Beijer Institute of Ecological
    Economics, Royal Academy of Sciences, Sweden
  • Associate Professor Stephan Barthel
    University of Gävle and Stockholm Resilience Centre,
    Stockholm University, Sweden

Session 1. Politics of the Smart City

  • Associate Professor Johan Colding
    University of Gävle and Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics,
    Royal Academy of Sciences, Sweden
  • Dr. Jenni Cauvain
    University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Amar Causevic
    Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Royal Academy of Sciences, Sweden 

Session 2. Smart tools in urban design

  • Professor Clive E. Sabel
    Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark
  • Ph.D. candidate Karl Samuelsson
    University of Gävle, Sweden
  • Dr. Maarit Kahila-Tani
    Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland 

26th of October; 9.00-12.30

Session 3. Smart cities and shifting worldviews

  • Professor Uno Svedin
    Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Professor Patrik Sörqvist
    University of Gävle, Sweden
  • Dr. Therese Lindahl
    Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Royal Academy of Sciences, Sweden
  • Professor Peder Thalén
    University of Gävle, Sweden

Session 4. The slow smartness of the city

  • Dr. Marita Wallhagen
    University of Gävle, Sweden
  • Dr. Åsa Gren
    Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Royal Academy of Sciences, Sweden
  • Dr. Daniel Koch
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
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