October 1st, Elbphilharmonie
12:00 – 14:00 The Power of Without
Lord Norman Foster
Followed by conversation with Gesa Ziemer and Kent Larson
14:00 – 15:30 Lightning Talks
The Opening Key Notes will take place at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg where Lord Norman Foster (Architect) will discuss the Power of WITHOUT and how these ideas could improve the lives of people living in informal settlements without access to conventional infrastructure. Following their keynotes, they will join a conversation with Gesa Ziemer (City Science Lab Hamburg) and Kent Larson (MIT, City Science Group).
Keynote by Lord Norman Foster – The Power of WITHOUT.
By 2050, 68% of the population will be urban, which means that most of the global population growth, wealth creation, innovation, energy consumption, and CO2 generation will be concentrated in cities. How cities develop over the next twenty years will largely determine our ability to address the grand societal challenges of our era, from climate change to public health.
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 will explore a future WITHOUT top-down and increasingly obsolete systems in his opening keynote.
Guadalupe Babio, MIT Media Lab
Tilo Böhmann, Hamburg University
John Clippinger, MIT Media Lab
Heba Allah Essam E. Khalil, Cairo University
Maja Göpel, German Advisory Council on Global Change
Don Ingber, Wyss Institute at Harvard
Marketta Kyttä, Aalto Univeristy
Maarit Kahila-Tani, CEO Maptionaire
Michael Lin, MIT Media Lab
Tod Machover, MIT Media Lab
Jörg Noenning, CityScienceLab, HCU
Ariel Noyman, MIT City Science
Joëlle Pianzola, ETH Zürich
Atefeh Riazi, Assistant Secretary-General and Chief Information Technology Officer
Michael Uwemedimo, Collaborative Media Advocacy Platform