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Technocity: Equity, Innovation, and the Rush for Smartness

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The Second Annual Larry Bell Urban Forum
Technocity: Equity, Innovation, and the Rush for Smartness

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 7-10 pm, SFU Harbour Centre
Admission: $5. Students are free with valid student ID but must reserve in advance. Buy tickets and reserve seats by clicking on Tickets.

Across the planet, cities are turning toward sensors and algorithmic technologies to mitigate and curtail social and environmental risk, to produce efficiencies, security, and economic potential in everyday life. In 2018, the City of Vancouver will join the Canada Smart Cities Challenge, a competition for $50 million to use "data and connected technology” to produce “meaningful outcomes for residents.” In this Larry Bell Urban Forum on March 1, Vancouverites will have an opportunity to discuss this competition and general calls for urban innovation. The forum will be composed of a panel of distinguished guests, including those with direct experience in implementing urban technology solutions as well as urban scholars and commentators.

Opening Comments

  • Matthew W. Wilson, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Kentucky; Visiting Scholar, Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University; Distinguished Larry Bell Visiting Scholar, University of British Columbia. Author, New Lines: Critical GIS and the Trouble of the Map

  • Jessie Adcock, Chief Technology Officer, City of Vancouver; formerly Global Digital Program Manager, Senior Manager for Global Portfolio Management, Digital Channel Systems, and Senior Manager for Marketing and Digital Integration and Commercialization, HSBC Group.

  • Sean Simpson, Information Technology Director, City of Surrey; formerly GIS Instructor for the British Columbia Institute of Technology and GIS Manager, City of Surrey.

Panelists

  • Jessie Adcock, Chief Technology Officer, City of Vancouver; formerly Global Digital Program Manager, Senior Manager for Global Portfolio Management, Digital Channel Systems, and Senior Manager for Marketing and Digital Integration and Commercialization, HSBC Group.

  • Colleen Hardwick, Film Producer, CEO of PlaceSpeak (www.placespeak.com), the first location-based community consultation platform; Doctoral Candidate in Geography, University of British Columbia.

  • Shannon Mattern, Associate Professor of Media Studies, The New School; Author, Code + Clay, Data + Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media, and Deep Mapping the Media City.

  • Gillian Rose, Professor of Human Geography, University of Oxford; Fellow of the British Academy. Author, “Posthuman Agency in the Digitally Mediated City: Exteriorization, Individuation, Reinvention,” Principal Investigator, “Smart Cities in the Making: Learning from Milton Keynes

  • Sean Simpson, Information Technology Director, City of Surrey; formerly GIS Instructor for the British Columbia Institute of Technology and GIS Manager, City of Surrey.

  • Elvin Wyly, Professor of Geography and Chair of Urban Studies Coordinating Committee, University of British Columbia.

  • Andy Yan, Director, City Program, Simon Fraser University; recipient of 2017 Planning Institute of British Columbia Award, Leadership in Advocacy and Innovation.

Sponsors

The Larry Bell Urban Forum is made possible by a generous donation by Larry Bell to the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia. A graduate of the Department of Geography and the Urban Studies Program at UBC, Larry Bell has made extraordinary contributions to Vancouver and British Columbia through a long and distinguished career. He has served as chair and CEO of BC Hydro, deputy minister of the Government of British Columbia, chair of the UBC Board of Governors, and as board member or chair for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Vancouver Board of Trade, the Conference Board of Canada, the Vancouver Hospital Foundation, and the B.C. Transplant Society Board of Trustees. He received the Order of British Columbia in 2007.

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  • Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies (City Program)


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