Due to economic development and globalization, cities continue to grow with predictions that 70 of the world’s population will live in urban areas by the year 2050. This course, then, will view cities as hubs where patterns, connections, discussions, and the processes shape such issues as social justice, economic development, technology, migration, the environment among others. By examining cities as a lens, this sequence of weekend courses encourages students to examine cities as a system for discussing social processes being built and rebuilt. With an interdisciplinary focus, the course invites experts from the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, and relevant fields more broadly.
Mini Course PS 1555-1010 (32056) Smart cities and Technology: This iteration of the course will explore such topics as: the influence of multinational corporations on cities; the rise of privacy issues in relation to adoption of technology within cities and homes; the replacement of human labor and access to employment; the role of technology on urban planning, among others.
The Mini-Course registration has been postponed to March 25, 2020. Please monitor Blackboard for revised instructions.
Spring/Add - Drop Date January 17, 2020
Friday, March 27 - 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
Session 1: 5:15-6:30 - Whitney Laemmli, Assistant Professor, Department of History, CMU
Session 2: 6:45-8:00 - Sarah Fox, Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, "Looking Out from the Stall: Hygiene Resources, Maintenance, and the Internet of Things."
Saturday, March 28 - 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Session 3: 8:30-9:30 - Workshop of Course Assignment #1
Session 4: 9:45-11:00 - Practicing a Global City Analysis (in Breakout Groups)
Session 5: 11:15-12:30 - Panel Discussion: Stan Caldwell, Adjunct Associate Professor Of Transportation And Public Policy, Heinz School, CMU (Chair), Sean Qian, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CMU), Alexandros Labrinidis, Professor, School of Computing and Information (Pitt), and Katherine Kelleman (CEO of the Port Authority of Allegheny County). Title of the Panel: "Navigating Smart Cities through Intelligent Transportation Systems".
Session 6: 2:00-3:15 - Lorrie Cranor, Professor, Engineering and Public Policy (CMU), Director of CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory, CMU
Session 7: 3:30-4:45 - Jeremy Crampton, Professor of Urban Data Analysis, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, "Smart Cities and Surveillance".
Session 8: 5:00-5:45: Presenting Your Recommendations of Global City Analysis (from Session 4) to Breakout Groups
Session 9: 5:45-6:30 - Group Brainstorm of Cities and Technology (SWOT) // Second Worksheet for Course Assignment
Sunday March, 29 - 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Session 10: 8:30-9:00 - Comparing Disciplines Worksheet
Session 11: 9:15-11:45 - Practicing Community Discussions on Smart Cities and Technology: A Case Study Activity on Perspectives
Session 12: 12:00-1:00 - Workshop Course Assignment