Networked Urbanism

A primer on data and the city with Tracey Lauriault

Tracey Lauriault provides a dynamic introduction to the relationship between data and the city at the Future Cities Forum. This talk delves into the social and technological infrastructure and frames a new more open and democratic version of a data centered city.

Tracey Lauriault is an Assistant Professor of Critical Media and Big Data in the Faculty of the Institute for Data Science at Carleton University. She has done extensive research on open data, big data and ‘smart cities’. Lauriault has been fundamental to the development of critical data studies in Canada and internationally, founding Open Smart Cities as part of the OpenNorth “a data and technology governance approach shaping how Canadian cities roll out their ‘smart’ programs.”

 

Lauriault is an expert in data infrastructures, spatial media and smart cities with a particular focus on the way social and technological infrastructures are entangled as well as how these entanglements structure, automate and govern our every day lives.

Click here for Tracey Lauriault Carleton Profile

 

OpenNorth

https://opennorth.ca/

 

Open Smart Cities Forum

https://cfe.ryerson.ca/key-resources/initiatives/toronto-open-smart-cities-forum

Future Cities Forum

 

February 23rd, 2018 Ottawa, Canada

 

Presented by Artengine and Impact Hub Ottawa in partnership with the National Capital Commission Urbanism Lab

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