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Public Lecture by Prof. Simon Marvin: Managing urban turbulence - and: Awarding ceremony of the THESys Award

Das IRI THESys lädt zu einem öffentlichen Vortrag von Prof. Simon Marvin vom Urban Institute (University of Sheffield), welcher auch Anlass sein wird, um den diesjährigen THESys Award für zwei ausgewählte studentische Abschlussarbeiten zu verleihen.
  • Public Lecture by Prof. Simon Marvin: Managing urban turbulence - and: Awarding ceremony of the THESys Award
  • 2017-01-19T17:15:00+01:00
  • 2017-01-19T20:00:00+01:00
  • Das IRI THESys lädt zu einem öffentlichen Vortrag von Prof. Simon Marvin vom Urban Institute (University of Sheffield), welcher auch Anlass sein wird, um den diesjährigen THESys Award für zwei ausgewählte studentische Abschlussarbeiten zu verleihen.
  • Wann 19.01.2017 von 17:15 bis 20:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)
  • Wo Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 1/3, 10117 Berlin, Auditorium (EG; ground floor)
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Public Lecture by Prof. Simon Marvin: Managing urban turbulence: Atmospheric control and the modulation of infrastructure

 

Digital control systems enable the unpredictable ecology of the atmosphere - and its interconnections with urban infrastructures to be “unblackboxed” by being made visible, calculable and actionable in a pre-emptive manner.

These systems provide new logistical capacities that enable more calibrated responses that render the turbulence of disruptive events to be more effectively managed and modulated without closing down the whole city. This new strategic control capability for urban contexts has three distinctive features that render atmospheric turbulence and potential responses as visible and actionable. First, there is the capacity to anticipate events before they occur. Second, new control capabilities enable the development of standardised procedures for managing and withstanding events with much reduced operational disruption. Third, there is the development of new social capacity to respond more rapidly to ensure turbulence can be more effectively managed.

Simon Marvin's lecture critically reflects on the wider consequences of this emerging logic of urban control for transparency and empowerment.

 

Awarding ceremony: THESys Award

 

The THESys Award is to be given annually to excellent bachelor and master theses from the institute's central research areas.  

More information: www.iri-thesys.org/education/bachelor-master/thesys-award