Conference programme

Thursday 06 December 2012

09:00 09:20 Welcome

Anshu Jain, Co-Chairman, Management Board and Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank
Craig Calhoun, Director, London School of Economics and Political Science
Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies and Director, LSE Cities

The electric city

Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies and Director, LSE Cities

09:20 09:35 Tech City development

Announcement of £50m Government investment for a new civic centre in "Tech City"

http://www.number10.gov.uk/news/50m-to-regenerate-old-st/

David Cameron, Prime Minister, UK Government
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

09:35 10:20 The dynamo of cities: density, technology and ideas?

Chair:
Craig Calhoun, Director, London School of Economics and Political Science

Presentations

The 21st century legacy of the electric age

Deyan Sudjic, Deyan Sudjic, Director, Design Museum

Economic dynamics of the 21st century electric city

Ed Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Urbanising technology

Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University

10:20 10:45 Coffee break

10:45 12:15 A new climate for the urban economy?

Chair:
Ed Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Presentations

The green economy of US metro regions

Bruce Katz, Vice President, The Brookings Institution and Founding Director, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Programme

The new urban infrastructure business

Roland Busch, CEO Infrastructure & Cities Sector and Member of the Managing Board, Siemens AG

The green economy: A global perspective

Dimitri Zenghelis, Senior Visiting Fellow, The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, LSE

Discussion

Andrew Altman, Chief Executive, London Legacy Development Corporation 2009-2012; Graham Floater, Principal Research Fellow, LSE Cities and Director, The Climate Centre; Judith Mayhew Jonas, Chairman, London&Partners; Jeremy Oppenheim, Director, Sustainability and Resource Productivity, McKinsey&Company

12:15 12:45 Innovating urban futures

Chair:
Craig Calhoun, Director, London School of Economics and Political Science

Keynote

David Willetts, Minister of State for Universities and Science, UK

12:45 13:45 Lunch

13:45 15:30 Continuity or disruption: the impact of new urban tech

Chair:
Philipp Rode, Executive Director, LSE Cities

Session keynote

Sociotechnical scenarios for the future of the city

John Urry, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Lancaster University

Mobility

Shared electric vehicles

Rainer Becker, Chief Operating Officer, car2go GmbH, Daimler AG

Smart e-bikes

Frauke Behrendt, Senior Lecturer in Media Studies, University of Brighton

Space

Intelligent dwelling

Kent Larson, Director, Cities Science Initiative MIT Media Lab

Retail futures

James Miller, Lead Consultant, Experian Data and Analytics

Smart working

Greg Lindsay, Journalist, Fast Company and Visiting Scholar, New York University

Communication

Smart phones

Patrik Cerwall, Head of Strategic Marketing and Intelligence, Ericsson

Participation economy

Tom Hulme, Design Director, IDEO London

15:30 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 17:45 Infrastructures for social progress: a global outlook

Chair:
Edgar Pieterse, Director, African Centre for Cities and Advisor, LSE Cities

Session keynote

High tech solutions for an urbanising world

Wim Elfrink, Chief Globalisation Officer and Executive Vice President for the Industry Solutions Group, Cisco

Presentations

The low-tech experience and social inclusion: Medellín's MetroCable

Julio Dávila, Director, Development Planning Unit, UCL

Connecting disadvantaged communities: The mobile phone leapfrog

Ken Banks, Founder, Kiwanja and Co-chair, Mobile Web for Social Development Group

The green transition of ordinary cities: The role of new technology

Mark Swilling, Professor and Coordinator, Sustainable Development Programme, University of Stellenbosch

Discussion

Nicky Gavron, Deputy Mayor, London 2000-2008, London Assembly Member and Chair, Planning Committee; Simon Giles, Lead, Intelligent City Strategy, Accenture; Abha Joshi-Ghani, Director, Thematic Knowledge and Learning, World Bank Institute; Shi Wang, Chairman, China Vanke Co. and Executive Manager, China Real Estate Association

Friday 07 December 2012

09:15 10:45 Culture and innovation in the electric city

Chair:
Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, NESTA

Session keynote

The Stupefying Smart City

Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology, LSE and University Professor of the Humanities, New York University

Presentations

Use and misuse of smart technology in cities

Adam Greenfield, Managing Director, Urbanscale, New York City

The networked society of the future

Wolfgang Pietsch, Physicist and Philosopher, Munich Center for Technology in Society, TU Munich

The social nexus

Carlo Ratti, Director, MIT Senseable City Lab and Founder, carlorattiassociati

Discussion

Ayesha Khanna, Managing Partner, Urban Intel; Michael Kimmelman, Architecture Critic, The NY Times; Mark Major, Director and Founding Partner, Speirs+Major; Judy Wajcman, Professor of Sociology, LSE

17:30 17:45 Closing remarks

Wolfgang Nowak, Managing Director, Alfred Herrhausen Society

10:45 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 12:30 Designing place for the digital age

Chairs:
Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies and Director, LSE Cities; Michael Kimmelman, Architecture Critic, The NY Times

Presentations

The impact of digital technology on the space of the city

Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Founder, Alejandro Zaera-Polo Architecture, Dean, School of Architecture, Princeton University

Mapping and designing urban systems

Erik Spiekermann, CEO, EdenSpiekermann

Meaning and symbolism of green architecture and urbanism

Bjarke Ingels, Architect and Principal, BIG

12:30 13:00 Implications for the public realm

Chair:
Deborah Saunt, Director, DSDHA Architecture and Urban Design

Panel

Richard Rogers, Architect and Chairman, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology, LSE and University Professor of the Humanities, New York University

13:00 14:00 Lunch

14:00 15:15 An urban response to climate change

Chair:
Tony Travers, Director, British Government at LSE and Director, LSE London

Session keynote

Re-industrialization in a new electric age

Anthony Giddens, Fellow of Kings College, Cambridge and Emeritus Professor, LSE

Discussion

Craig Calhoun, Director, London School of Economics and Political Science; Maarten Hajer, Director, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency; Tessa Jowell, Member of Parliament, UK; Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, NESTA; Enrique Peñalosa, Mayor of Bogotá, 1998-2001

15:15 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 16:15 Governing urban transformation

Chair:
Greg Clark, City and Regional Development Advisor

Presentations

Facilitating transformation: a global survey of city governments

Philipp Rode, Executive Director, LSE Cities

Local impact of virtual actions

Dan Hill, CEO, Fabrica

A national strategy for the urban tech revolution

Rohan Silva, Senior Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister, UK

16:15 17:30 Cities panel: the legacy of urban leadership

Chairs:
Andrew Altman, Chief Executive, London Legacy Development Corporation 2009-2012; Greg Clark, City and Regional Development Advisor

Panel

Carl Cederschiöld, Mayor of Stockholm 1998-2002; Joan Clos, Executive Director, United Nations Human Settlements Programme; Isabel Dedring, Deputy Mayor of London; Antoni Vives, Deputy Mayor of Barcelona; Anthony Williams, CEO and Executive Director, Federal City Council of Washington, DC