“Urban Heat: Mapping, mitigation, and multi-objective planning” with Dr. Ben Zaitchik, Johns Hopkins University

May 6, 2022 https://youtu.be/6PsRUANrJDk Abstract Extreme heat is a significant and growing health burden. This burden is particularly acute in poor and minority urban communities, where the urban heat island tends to be enhanced and vulnerability to heat-related illness is… Continue Reading “Urban Heat: Mapping, mitigation, and multi-objective planning” with Dr. Ben Zaitchik, Johns Hopkins University

“The use and integration of innovation to optimize urban design” with Urban Dashboard

April 29, 2022https://youtu.be/RdWaQEeC3D4 Abstract The proficiency of urban planners, as well as urban policymakers, is all about making decisions while constantly analyzing, strategizing, prioritizing and making an overwhelming volume of complex choices based on innumerable factors and ever-changing parameters.Decisions are often taken… Continue Reading “The use and integration of innovation to optimize urban design” with Urban Dashboard

“Data Science Tools for Crime Analysis” with Jorge Poco, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), Brazil

April 22, 2022https://youtu.be/2K_jHNqWL7M Abstract The extraction and analysis of crime patterns in large cities is a challenging spatiotemporal problem. The number and type of crimes vary considerably across cities, assuming different patterns depending on each particular location's urban and social… Continue Reading “Data Science Tools for Crime Analysis” with Jorge Poco, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), Brazil

“Dataset Search for Data Discovery, Augmentation and Explanation” with Juliana Freire, NYU

April 15, 2022https://youtu.be/1x5HkiZbeEY Abstract Recent years have seen an explosion in our ability to collect and catalog immense amounts of data about our environment, society, and populace. Moreover, with the push towards transparency and open data, scientists, governments, and organizations… Continue Reading “Dataset Search for Data Discovery, Augmentation and Explanation” with Juliana Freire, NYU

“The resilience of infrastructure systems in a changing climate” with Jim Hall, University of Oxford

April 1, 2022https://youtu.be/E6lMKer9oyg Abstract The impacts of extreme events, like floods and hurricanes, can lead to systemic impacts by disrupting supply chains, industries and communities. These risks to infrastructure systems from climate change need to be quantified if we are… Continue Reading “The resilience of infrastructure systems in a changing climate” with Jim Hall, University of Oxford

“Practicality of Adopting and Enhancing VIS4ION for Economies in Transition Countries: Thailand’s Perspectives” with Mahidol University

March 25, 2022https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu8d15O-jiM Abstract VIS4ION is an advanced AI edge computing and navigational platform for visually impaired persons (VI) to navigate to and from previously mapped locations. The platform has been created and evaluated in a well-planned and well-constructed city… Continue Reading “Practicality of Adopting and Enhancing VIS4ION for Economies in Transition Countries: Thailand’s Perspectives” with Mahidol University

“Urban Science and Two Big Data Applications” with Luís M. A. Bettencourt, University of Chicago

March 11, 2022https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2xyoWMek0w&list=PLcNfxjQdq0ncEKVCHbzDHbwQNgeuT5FxS&index=5 Abstract Worldwide urbanization and the growing availability of data on many facets of cities is quickly leading to the development of our fundamental understanding of cities at many different scales, creating the discipline of urban science and… Continue Reading “Urban Science and Two Big Data Applications” with Luís M. A. Bettencourt, University of Chicago

“The Third Wave of Open Data” with Stefaan G. Verhulst, Co-Founder, The GovLab

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February 18, 2022 In Case You Missed It Watch our Research Seminar where we discuss what using open data in purposeful ways could potentially mean for cities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1nnrXr9pOA Abstract CUSP's two previous webinars featured intrapreneurs participating in The GovLab's City… Continue Reading “The Third Wave of Open Data” with Stefaan G. Verhulst, Co-Founder, The GovLab

“Complexity, Models and Digital Twins in Urban Planning” with Michael Batty, University College London

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February 25, 2022 In Case You Missed It Watch our seminar featuring a leading voice in urban informatics, Dr. Michael Batty, Bartlett Professor of Planning at University College London.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtQYBlKBRAY Abstract The idea that we might build more than one model of… Continue Reading “Complexity, Models and Digital Twins in Urban Planning” with Michael Batty, University College London