Georgia Tech Smart Cities Faculty Summit - November 16, 2016

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The Georgia Tech community was invited to attend the Georgia Tech Smart Cities Faculty Summit to discuss innovative and far reaching plans for grand challenges that tackle many of the systemic issues facing our cities and communities. Faculty from across campus described multidisciplinary approaches focused on making Atlanta the most livable, equitable, sustainable and innovative city in the US.

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AGENDA:

11:00am - 11:30am - Registration

11:30am - 12:30pm - Opening remarks, SWOT analysis presentations, and open discussion


Sustainability

Public and Community Health

Beth Mynatt – Distinguished Professor, College of Computing and Executive Director, Institute for People and Technology

Catherine Ross – Harry West Professor, School of City & Regional Planning | School of Civil & Environmental Engineering


Digital Civics

Economic Development, Policy and Planning

Carl DiSalvo – Associate Professor, School of Literature, Media and Communication

Jennifer Clark – Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Executive Director, Center for Urban Innovation


Sensing / Internet of Things

Transportation and Mobility

Mike Hunter - Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Margaret Loper - Principal Research Scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute


Resilience and Response

Security

Sy Goodman – Regents Professor and Professor of International Affairs and Computing, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

Gisele Bennett – Regents' Researcher, Associate Vice President for Research


12:30 – 1:00pm - Lunch break

1:00 - 1:15pm - Remarks by Denitra Gober, City of Atlanta, Introduce panel topics

1:15 - 4:00pm - Cross-Cutting panels on Making Atlanta the Most

Livable City (1:15 - 2:00pm)

Russ Clark (chair) – Co-director, Research Network Operations Center

Mike Hunter – Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Ellen Dunham-Jones – Professor, School of Architecture

Chris Le Dantec – Assistant Professor, School of Literature, Media and Communication


Equitable City (2:00 - 2:45pm)

Beth Mynatt (chair) – Distinguished Professor, College of Computing and Executive Director, Institute for People and Technology

Jennifer Clark – Associate Professor, School of Public Policy and Executive Director, Center for Urban Innovation

Carl DiSalvo – Associate Professor, School of Literature, Media and Communication

Catherine Ross – Harry West Professor, School of City & Regional Planning | School of Civil & Environmental Engineering


2:45 – 3:15pm – Break


Sustainable and Resilient City (3:15 - 4:00pm)

Gisele Bennett (chair) – Regents' Researcher, Associate Vice President for Research

Sy Goodman – Regents Professor and Professor of International Affairs and Computing, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

Richard Simmons – Senior Research Engineer & Fellow, Strategic Energy Institute

John Taylor – Frederick L. Olmsted Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering


4:00 - 4:45pm - Birds of a Feather Working Groups

Open call for groups (4:00 – 4:15pm)

Group work (4:15 – 4:45pm)

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