Special Events

Count Me In: Walking & the City

Special Events
11 Dec, 2014

Count Me In: Walking & the City


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During Fall 2014, a team of 23 graduate students and two professors worked with the city of San Leandro to develop digital tools to improve the way city residents live, move, and walk together. At this event, city officials and industry leaders will present the challenges of planning for and encouraging urban mobility, and the teams will discuss their field research and present designs that respond to these concerns through urban renewal projects. Core topics include pedestrian safety, urban beauty, and public transit optimization. The teams’ projects showcase how sensor data can facilitate existing city initiatives, articulate urban challenges, and validate the impact of urban renewal designs. Special guests include Bay Area business leaders, innovation officers, design agencies, and community organizations who will present feedback to the research teams in this public discussion.


2:00 PM Welcome by Greg Niemeyer and Ron Rael
2:05 PM Partner Panel: The Problems with Kaiser Permanente, City of San Leandro, and East Bay Parks moderated by Camille Crittenden
3:05 PM Global Urban Humanities Introduction withDeans Anthony Cascardi and Jennifer Wolch
3:15 PM Class Introduction by Greg Niemeyer
3:25 PM Team Presentations: The Solutions - Bridges, tunnels, commuters moderated by Susan Moffat
4:25 PM Town Hall moderated by Valerie Issarny (Inria, EIC ICT)
4:45 PM Reception + Poster Presentations

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Presented by students, faculty and staff from the Global Urban Humanities program, CITRIS, BCNM, and the CITRIS Social Apps Lab
Partners include: Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco Office of Innovation, City of San Leandro

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