Smart Cities and Technologies Mini Course

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 11:15am to Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 11:15am
Hall of Arts (HOA) 160, Carnegie Mellon University

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. 

Spring/Add - Drop Date January 17, 2020

Smart Cities and Technologies Syllabus (32056)

Laemmli Ph.D
Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University
Theirault Ph.D
Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University
Cranor D.Sc.
Engineering and Public Polcy, Carnegie Mellon University
Crampton Prof. Dr.
Newcastle University
Caldwell Ph.D
Transportation and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
Qian D. Sc.
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Labrinidis D. Sc.
School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh
CEO, Port Authority Pittsburgh
Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, March 20 
5:15-6:30 - Whitney Laemmli, Assistant Professor, Department of History, (CMU)
6:45-8:00 - Sarah Fox, Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Saturday, March 21
8:30-9:30 - Workshop of Course Assignment #1
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 Kellerman (CEO of the Port Authority of Allegheny County)

LUNCH 12:30-2PM
2-3:15 - Lorrie Cranor, Professor, Engineering and Public Policy (CMU)
Session 5: 3:30-4:45 - Jeremy Crampton, Professor of Urban Data Analysis, Newcastle University
Session 6: 5-6:30 - Group Brainstorm of Cities and Technology (SWOT) // Second Worksheet for Course Assignment

Sunday March, 22
Session 7: 8:30-9:00 - Comparing Disciplines Worksheet
Session 8: 9:15-11:45 - Case Study Activity Group Session
Session 9: 12:00-1:00 - Workshop Course Assignment