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Hamburg's City Science Summit to outline digital city of future

New event in HafenCity focusing on design of urban living spaces

Global experts will discuss the digital city of the future at the City Science Summit underway from October 1-2, 2019 in HafenCity. Emphasis is on concrete questions about the digital future and the quality of life in cities and conurbations worldwide. The City Science Summit 2019 is being organized by HafenCity University’s (HCU) CityScienceLab in co-operation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Media Lab and the international City Science Network.

Opening in Elbphilharmonie

The summit will be opened on October 1, 2019 in the Elbphilharmonie with keynote addresses by the architect Sir Norman Foster and Nicolas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab on informal developments in cities, and followed by various lightning talks. Events including sessions and workshops on mobility and logistics will be held on October 2 at HCU. Topics on the agenda include visualising data in digital twins, interactive data-based city models and maps, agent-based modelling and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

“Cities without …”

The “Cities without…” themed conference is paving the way towards new ideas e.g. traffic without cars, administration without bureaucracy or the economy without money. Apart from the conference, delegates will also have opportunities to link up with representatives of urban planning, architecture, cultural studies, the humanities and executives in global companies.

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