Smart Cities

The Smart Cities venacular has become a prolific phrase in our community over the last year. Join us to consider the various issues raised by the development of wired and integrated cities. We offer a general education course (GNED 193) which includes and encourages community participation at weekly brown bag lunches. Check out the schedule below for dates, times and information about the brown bag events.

SMART CITIES Brown Bag Lunch Discussions

Wednesdays  |  12-1 pm

SEPTEMBER 12 

Better Living Through Deep Learning and Edge Computing 

Student Center Cinema

Dr. Peggy James, Dean/Political Science

SEPTEMBER 19

Smart Cities and the Future of Privacy and Free-Choice

Molinaro D137

Dr. Christopher Hudspeth, Philosophy

SEPTEMBER 26

Smart Grid: Benefits and Security Challenges

Molinaro D137

Dr. Susan Lincke, Computer Science

OCTOBER 3

It’s Not Easy Being Green: Environmental Challenges and Smart Cities

Molinaro D137

Dr. Rachel Headley, Geosciences

OCTOBER 10

Developing a Smart and Sustainable City: Is Masdar City the Answer?

Molinaro D137

Dr. Kenny French, Geography

OCTOBER 17

Smart Justice: Only As Smart As Its Userbase

Molinaro D137

Dr. Philip Wagner, Criminal Justice

OCTOBER 24

Geography in the 21st Century: From File Sharing to Smart Cities

Molinaro D137

Dr. John Ward, Geography

OCTOBER 31

The Internet of Things: Opportunities and Challenges

Molinaro D137

Dr. Peter Knight, Business

NOVEMBER 7

Digitization of the Electrical Grid

Molinaro D137

Dr. Ross Astoria, Political Science and Law

NOVEMBER 14

Why Is It So Difficult to Design a Perceiving Machine? A Comparison of Human and Robot Perceptual Abilities

Molinaro D137

Dr. Melissa Gregg, Psychology