[csaa-forum] Rebooting Smart Cities for Social Justice & Digital Inclusion - media at Sydney seminar this Friday 5 May

Justine Humphry justine.humphry at gmail.com
Tue May 2 15:40:18 ACST 2017

*Rebooting Smart Cities for Social Justice & Digital Inclusion*

**** Also broadcast live on #Periscope go to @MediaAtSydney ****

Date: Friday, 5 May 2017

Time: 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Venue: MECO Seminar Room S226, John Woolley Building (A20)

Register Free Event - online via Eventbrite


About the event:

Visions of the ‘smart city’ and ‘internet of things (IOT)’ drive an
acceleration of the incorporation of digital technologies into the urban
environment, directing the aims and agendas of government and large
corporations at various levels in many cities around the world.
Conspicuously absent in many templates for smart cities are the key issues
of social justice, digital inclusion, and sustainability, for a range of
people who live in cities. There is also little recognition in smart city
discussions that vast numbers of everyday urban interactions and processes
are already heavily mediated and managed, producing new forms and uses of
data, urban experiences and social and digital inequalities. In this
interactive workshop, we discuss how to reimagine and reshape the smart
city agenda – and other digital city visions – for fairer, democratic
futures, and better city life for all. A panel of experts from across
research, planning, local government, and technology sectors will explore
issues and map out priorities with attendees, such as new access barriers
to sensors, platforms and infrastructures, dataveillance and profiling,
differential mobilities, data exclusion, super-connected vs
un/under-connected zones, digital labour and rights to the digital city.

Panellists: Kurt Iveson, Associate Professor of Urban Geography in the
School of Geosciences, University of Sydney; Marcus Foth, Director of the
QUT Design Lab, founder of the Urban Informatics Research Lab, and
Professor in Interactive & Visual Design, School of Design, Creative
Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology; Pauline
McGuirk, Professor
of Human Geography, University of Wollongong; Robyn Dowling, Associate Dean
Research and Professor of Urbanism in the Sydney School of Architecture,
Design and Planning, University of Sydney; Nathaniel Bavinton, Smart City
Coordinator at the City of Newcastle; Jamie Cauchi, leads the Victorian
Government’s Connected Cities and Public Wi-Fi program; Sarah Barns, Research
Fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University
and Smart City advisor.

The event will be followed by drinks and nibblies.

Event run by *Dr Justine Humphry* and *Professor Gerard Goggin*

More information: Dr Justine Humphry, justine.humphry at sydney.edu.au or Dr
Penny O’Donnell, penny.odonnell at sydney.edu.au
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