LIVESTREAM: The Informed City

Livestream from University of Chicago where a panel of experts are discussing “The Informed City.”

Today in Chicago, experts discuss data-driven methods to make cities more sustainable. Credit: Flickr user vxla

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Couldn’t make it to Chicago? Watch the livestream of the Windy City’s World Urban Forum kickoff. The event begins this afternoon at 2pm EST/1pm CST. Scroll down for the session’s agenda and list of speakers.

The Informed City: Data Driven Approaches to a More Just, Equitable, and Sustainable City

Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago, IL, Room 400

As a precursor to the World Urban Forum 7 in Medellín, Colombia, in April 2014, please join regional thought-leaders in Chicago for a provocative discussion about cutting-edge practices for realizing the global city of tomorrow. Leading public, private, academic, and non-profit sector experts will share their insights on data-driven approaches to urban planning, design, health, education, water infrastructure, and crime prevention.


1:00pm Welcome & Opening Remarks

Ian H. Solomon, Vice President, Office of Global Engagement, University of Chicago; Alaina Harkness, Program Officer, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

1:30pm Computation, Data, and Mobile Devices to Understand, Design, Sustain, and Enhance the City

Charlie Catlett, Director, Urban Center for Computation and Data, Senior Computer Scientist, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory (Moderator); Brenna Berman, Commissioner and CIO, Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), City of Chicago; Kate Cagney, Associate Professor, Sociology and Health Studies, Director, Population Research Center, NORC & University of Chicago; Melissa Gilliam, Co-Founder, Game Changer Chicago Design Lab, Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Pediatrics Chief, University of Chicago; Stacy Lindau, Associate Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Medicine-Geriatrics, Director, South Side Health and Vitality Studies (SSHVS), University of Chicago; John Tolva, former Chief Technology Officer, City of Chicago, President, PositivEnergy Practice

2:45pm Sustainable Water in the 21st Century City

Seth Snyder, Section Leader, Process Technology Research in the Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory (Moderator); Mary Ann Dickinson, President and CEO, Alliance for Water Efficiency; Dr. Manian Ramesh, Chief Technology Officer (retired), Water and Energy Services, Nalco Company; Debra Shore, Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago; David St. Pierre, Executive Director, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago; Karen Weigert, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chicago

3:45pm Harnessing Data for Violence Prevention, Safety and Opportunity: Who are you going to trust, the data or your lying eyes?

Maurice Classen, Program Officer, Community & Economic Development, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (Moderator); Jonathan Guryan, Associate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy in the Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University; Co-Director, University of Chicago Urban Education Lab; Jens Ludwig, McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy; Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab; Co-Director, University of Chicago Urban Education Lab; Mark Saint, Site Director, Match Education

4:45pm Concluding Remarks

Richard Longworth, Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Derek R.B. Douglas, Vice President, Office of Civic Engagement, University of Chicago

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