Power of WITHOUT - October 1st - Elbphilharmonie

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The CityScienceLab at the HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU) will host the next City Science Summit in cooperation with the MIT Media Lab on October 1st and 2nd, 2019. The summit will look towards future cities that are more livable and innovative in using novel technologies for urban decision-making, design, and operation. In addition to members of the City Science Network, we will welcome international mayors, established experts, high level CEOs and academics for conversations, talks and workshops.

This City Science Summit explores a future WITHOUT top-down and increasingly obsolete systems. 90% of 21st century urban growth is expected to happen in the vast shantytowns of informal settlements, or in cities with almost nonexistent or collapsing infrastructure . What if heavy infrastructure can be replaced WITH lightweight, distributed and ultimately autonomous systems?

Lord Norman Foster, Gesa Ziemer and Kent Larson will discuss the "Power of WITHOUT" and how these ideas could improve the lives of the 3.5 billion humans projected to live in slums and informal settlements without access to conventional infrastructure.  

A diverse group of speakers and panelists will convene to discuss these new opportunities in Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie followed by a day of workshops and conversations at the HafenCity Universität Hamburg.

The City Science Summit will welcome guests from the City Science labs including guests from Ryerson University in Toronto, Tongji University in Shanghai, Taipei Tech, Aalto University in Helsinki, the University of Guadalajara, and ActuaTech in Andorra.

Learn more about the City Science Network here.