2012 USC Meeting: University of California Berkeley

Venue & Time :

International House
at the University of California, Berkeley
2299 Piedmont Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720

September 11-12, 2012
8:00am – 6:00pm PDT

 

Goals of the Meeting

The core focus of the Urban Systems Collaborative is the role that information plays in the planning, development, construction, operation, and management of infrastructure and services in cities.  At our April 2012 meeting in Chicago we began by looking at this role in the planning and design phases.  At the September 2012 meeting in Berkeley, we will be looking at some aspects of the operational phase.  Although we bring – deliberately – many different perspectives to these meetings, we suggest that we have a common view of cities that we summarise as follows:

“A city is collection of processes – public, enterprise, and personal – that are founded on the natural and built environments, that are driven by and are intended to support the needs of the inhabitants, and that produce and consume various resources and social outputs.  It is a complex system operating on multiple spatial and temporal scales.”

The intent of this work in the operational phase is to enable the inhabitants and the managers of the city to make better decisions.The inhabitants as they exploit the city in living their daily lives and the managers as they seek to provide the best services to the inhabitants.

The two major themes of our Berkeley meeting:  1) performing preliminary mapping of information flows for two domains (Emergency Management and Citizen Engagement) and 2) considering the roles of centralized (Operations Centre) and distributed (Open Data) approaches to regulation.  We believe that these are new and important problems, that they are in need of broad study by multiple communities, and that the USC has a vital role to play in this process.

Agenda

This is the agenda for the event:

Day 1 – September 11th 2012
Time                                                Theme                                                         Presenter

8:00

Breakfast and registration

9:00

Welcome and introduction to the conference Colin Harrison, IBM

9:10

Welcome to UC Berkeley Jennifer Wolch, UC Berkeley

9:15

Keynote – Center for Urban Science and Progress (charts)   Video Here Steve Koonin, NYU

10:00

Lightning Talks Videos Part 1. Slides are below  

10:00

Break

10:15

How Cities Work Colin Harrison, IBM

10:25

The Geospatial Nature of Cities 2012 Mark Baker, ESRI

10:35

Open Data – Transparency of Data Driving Better Analytics Jennifer Pahlka, Code for America

10:45

Engaging the Citizen – Ushahidi Nathaniel Manning, Calling in Ushahidi

10:55

Lightning Talks Videos Part 2 Slides Below

10:55

Urban Sensing and Actuation Mario Berges, CMU

11:05

Disasters in Cities Mary Comerio, UCB

11:15

City Operations in Oakland CA John McCabe, City of Oakland

11:25

Smarter Urban Mobility Systems Around the Pacific Rim Jerry Walters, Fehr and Peers

11:35

Demand Management in Cities Jayant Kalagnanam, IBM

11:45

11:55

Bay Area Water Challenges Jurij Paraszczak for Peter Williams, IBM

12:05

Urban Information Modelling – Urban Systems Models Keith Besserud, SOM

12:15

Lightning Talk Wrap Up Colin Harrison, IBM

12:30

Lunch  

12:30

Lightning Videos Section 1

13:30

Panel 1: Citizen Engagement Panel Paul Wadell (UC Berekeley), Michael Migurski  (Stamen Design), Video Here Moderator: Nicholas de Montchaux, UCB

14:30

Panel 2: Resilience Community Panel  Mary Comerio (UC Berkeley),  Arietta Chakos (Urban Resilience Strategies),  Jayant Kalagnanam, IBM Video Here Moderator: Mark Baker, ESRI

15:30

Break  

16:00

Panel 3: City Operations Panel      Otto Doll  Ingrated Operations Platform (CIO Minneapolis), John Mc Cabe  Managing Operations Oakland (IT Oakland),           JerryWalters Smarter Urban Mobility Systems  (Fehr and Peers) Video Here Moderator: Jurij Paraszczak, IBM

17:00

End Sessions Day 1 – Conclusions Colin Harrison, IBM

18:00

Poster Session at Reception in College of Design, Wurster Hall Curator: Nicholas de Montchaux, UCB
Day 2  – Sept 12th 2012
Time                                                Theme                                              Presenter

8:30

Breakfast

9:00

Introduction for the day Colin Harrison, IBM

9:15

Workshop 1: Citizen Engagement Facilitator: Nicholas de Montchaux, UCB

9:45

Workshop 2: City Resilience and Operations Facilitator: Jurij Paraszczak, IBM

10:30

Break
Workshop Readouts Video

10:45

Panel 1: Citizen Engagement Panel Workshop Readout Facilitator: Nicholas de Montchaux, UCB

10:45

Panel 2: OperationsPanel Workshop Readout Facilitator: Jurij Paraszczak, IBM

11:30

Workshop Synthesis Colin Harrison, IBM

13:00

 Lunch  

14:00

Discussion:  Lessons Learned and Future Directions for USC Video Facilitator: Colin Harrison, IBM

15:00

END

 

** The Lightning Talks are three sessions each of 45 minutes in which a lead speaker introduces a topic in 10 minutes and is then followed by several speakers who have five minutes each to make one key point.  5-10 minutes is allocated for questions at the end of each session.First we would like to hear your thoughts on this agenda.

*** The afternoon panels will consist of a moderator and panelists.  The moderator will lead a structured discussion for 30 minutes and then open the discussion to the larger audience.  We intend these panels to be the preparation for the workshops to be held on the second day.

**** The workshops on the second day will consist of 2 ½ hours of sketching maps of the information flows involved in the three areas covered by the panels on the first day.   The workshop teams will then present their findings at the close of the morning. After lunch we will reflect on the learning from these information flow mapping exercises and consider how to continue their development and application.

 

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Facilitator: Jurij Paraszczak, IBM