What’s New in Future City Science: CYBERNETIC CITY

Together with our City of the Future Professorship team, we are again looking at the future of cities. This time, we will closely look how the new technologies and digital trends impact and are presented in urban systems.

📣 Join us for an exciting overview of the results of research and developments presented by the Future City Professorship team and the City of Tallinn.

The seminar will take place in Ülemiste City, Öpiku house (2nd floor, room Universum) and will be in English.
➡️ To participate, please register here.

Seminar is free of charge for everyone.

Our lives in cities have been entirely transformed by ubiquitous digitization. We coevolve, coupled with myriad networked technologies, in a mixed virtual-corporeal environment of programmable cities. The new technologies are at the center of this evolution, enabling maybe greener, more efficient use of resources, but also qualitative shifts in our lifestyles that have yet to be seen. Exploring the spatial dynamics of the key actors in the digital era is crucial to understanding their partly virtual location logics and preferences for better urban planning.

🔎 10.00 – 10.25 Digital transition and new humanity
Digitalization and virtualization have already changed many aspects of work, retail, social circles, and more. In only a couple of decades, the ‘space of flows’ has occupied the majority of our time. However, considering the change as a more profound emergence of the Technosphere – will this be all? In this presentation, I will discuss what kind of promises or threats our entangled relationship with technology bears for us as a species. What could the future of humanity be like?
Jenni Partanen (Professor of Future City in TalTech, Dr, Architect)

🔎 10.25 – 10.50 Firm clusters and co-location – a thing of the past or the future of digitally-mediated cities?
Physical urban spaces are reconfigured and their existing uses contested as maturing digital technologies are increasingly embedded into city infrastructures. This has also enabled near-ubiquitous connectivity and communication potential for firms, raising the question about whether companies need to cluster and co-locate in our increasingly digitally-mediated cities. How will ‘virtual’ location logics transform the economic environments that firms currently occupy?
Olli Jakonen (PhD Student of Urban Studies at TalTech)

🔎 10.50 – 11.15 A semantic and anatomical examination of Urban Digital Twin. What is digital twinning and why?
The urban environment is a complex interconnected system of the physical world and non-physical processes. The integrated digitalization of the system is a challenge for the urban digital twin. At the same time, new technologies often emerge that could help plan and develop a sustainable urban environment. My presentation introduces the urban digital twin term from a technological point of view and opens Tallinn’s approach with examples.
Andres Maremäe (City of Tallinn, Strategic Management Office)

🔎 11.15 – 11.45
Q&A, discussion with presenters. About next seminar and blog (prof. Jenni Partanen)

Info: Eneken Titov, AS Mainor, 5094723, Eneken.titov@mainor.ee

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