|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [hangout] NYU Event - "Wireless Communications and the Future of Cities"
>A Workshop on:
>Wireless Communications and the Future of Cities
>Presented by the Taub Urban Research Center
>at New York University?s
>Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
>April 2, 2003
>8:30 am ? 4:30 pm
>100 Washington Square East
>NYU Main Building, Room 102
>If there was any doubt about the pervasiveness of wireless
>communications technologies in modern cities, it was swept away by the
>terrorist attacks of September 11. From the gridlock of East Coast
>cellular networks to the tracking of Al Qaeda leaders? satellite
>phones that crisis brought attention to the basic human needs for
>constant communications. Wireless communications are now interwoven
>through all aspects of modern urban life, both in crisis and in
>This workshop will gather an inter-disciplinary group of scholars,
>thinkers, and practitioners to discuss the ways in which wireless
>communications are helping shape the future of cities as flexible,
>dynamic, and vibrant sites for human interaction. Do mobile phones
>make cities more livable or less? How do wireless interactions enhance
>or detract from our interactions with the people and places around us?
>What warning signs are there of negative outcomes from the spread of
>mass mobile communications? What demands are wireless users making on
>urban infrastructure and public spaces?
>As we begin rebuilding lower Manhattan, it is essential that our
>visions address the important role of mass mobile communications on
>the future of cities. This workshop will attempt to reconcile the many
>ways in which people, cities, and wireless technologies are reshaping
>each other in the contemporary city.
>Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access will be provided throughout the
>duration of the conference. We will also provide a local chat system
>for conference participants.
>Continental breakfast will be served.
>List of Speakers:
>John Gilbert, Rudin Management Company
>Steven Johnson, Author
>Mike Joroff, MIT School of Architecture
>Mitchell L. Moss, NYU Taub Urban Research Center
>Nick Noe, Policy Analyst, New York City Council
>Richard O?Bryant, MIT
>Jonah Peretti, Eyebeam Atelier
>Howard Rheingold, Author
>Terry Schmidt, NYCwireless
>For more information or to register for this free workshop, please
>email ttr203-at-nyu.edu or call 212-998-7524.
>Taub Urban Research Center
>New York University
NYCwireless - http://www.nycwireless.net/
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