USC Smart Cities Meeting


The Urban Systems Collaborative (USC) Annual Meeting  Is being held at Imperial College in London today and tomorrow (10-11 September). The meeting is essentially about smart cities but in particular how smart cities affect the quality of life in cities, relating the supportive to the personalised to the adaptive city. Colin Harrison one of the key founders of the USC says: “The USC’s core focus is on the effects of rapidly increasing volumes and velocities of information flow in cities” and the meeting is about how all this relates to these themes. There are some interesting speakers talking today and tomorrow but the keynote on the first day was given by Peter Madden, the CEO of the technology Strategy board’s Future Cities initiative which is geared towards motivating UK firms to generate new software services for smart cities.  The programme is here and the material is being livestreamed and you can access to these streams by clicking here. Lots of CASA people attended and Mike gave a talk which you can access here (Sorry the PDF is a bit big at 6MB due to the frames of the animated percolation).