IDS Ethical Smart Cities Winter Lecture Series **CANCELLED**

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The Interdisciplinary Design Strategy Program (IDS) is hosting the Smart Cities Lecture Series as part of this year's research thematic.

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**EVENT CANCELLED**

In light of the recent developments around the COVID-19 outbreak in Toronto, we have made the tough decision to cancel all upcoming events in the IDS Ethical Smart Cities Winter Lecture Series.

Best,Institute without Boundaries

Join us this winter for the IDS Ethical Smart Cities Lecture Series. In keeping with the current Interdisciplinary Design Strategy research theme, 'Ethical Smart Cities', the IwB has invited experts in their fields of interest to speak to the future ways in which our society will function, and how we will reimagine the future of smart cities.

Winter 2020 Lecture Speakers:

  • January 17: Rick Huijbregts – Designing the Digital Smart City
  • February 7: Anthea Foyer – Bridging the Citizen Engagement Gap
  • February 10: Jonathan Dewar – Smart Cities, Accessible Cities *CANCELLED*
  • February 12: Zahra Ebrahim – Combining Community Engagement with Digital Innovation
  • March 3: Anett Numa – E-estonia – lessons in creating a digital society
  • March 20: Claire Lyster – Data Flows, Data Stores and Data Cooperatives in Smart Cities (Remote)
  • April 8: Nisa Malli & Annalise Huynh – Digital Literacy
  • April 14: Karim Rahemtulla, Re-Imagining Smart City Procurement with Digital Technology

This year, the Institute without Boundaries (IwB) is shifting its research focus to investigate the emerging technological, economic, environmental, societal, cultural and political forces shaping our society and the impact they have on human experiences within the city. As technology becomes further integrated into our daily lives and culture, this is an opportunity to use design as a method to understand and explore these emerging trends and forces to imagine more inclusive, ethical and sustainable futures – redefining and designing the future of cities in the context of the 21st century.

Throughout the 2019-20 academic year, smart cities will be explored in the context of Future Ways of Living – encouraging a holistic, forward-thinking approach to inform design outcomes.

The IwB in partnership with Evergreen, Future Cities Canada, the Community Solutions Network, and MaRS Solutions Lab, will explore and evaluate the evolution of Smart Cities both nationally and globally in order to better design and create Smart Cities that are ethical, inclusive and sustainable.The current dialogue around Smart Cities focuses heavily on the integration of ICT infrastructure in our cities, including high- speed telecommunications networks, sensors and monitoring systems, data storage and other technologies contributing to a technology layer that is integrated into our city systems to enable traditional city networks and services to be more ‘intelligent’ and automated. However, more robust visions for Smart Cities also include emerging technologies ranging from clean energy and biotechnology to material innovations that have the potential to transform the way we plan, develop, construct and live in cities. Throughout the year, students will be challenged to uncover how we might get the benefits of Smart Cities while preserving our values and mitigating the risks associated with these projects such as privacy, data literacy, and accessibility?

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