INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE DESIGN OF URBAN SYSTEMS OF THE FUTURE

The goals of the BURST symposium are to:

  • Assess the state of the art for resilient and sustainable urban infrastructures
  • Draft a white paper that establishes the basis for sustainable and resilient urban systems
  • Initiate the coordination of collaborative groups for the development of a sustainability research network

The symposium will be held at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The symposium is by invitation only.

Location:


UIC Forum
Meeting Room D
725 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608

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Date and time:


Monday, May 20, 2013, 08:00 - 17:30
Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 08:45 - 14:00

Agenda

 

Monday, May 20, 2013

08:00    BREAKFAST

08:45     Welcome                              

                Mitra Dutta, University of Illinois at Chicago

09:00     Opening Remarks                              

                Thomas L. Theis, University of Illinois at Chicago

                Presentation

09:15     Anticipating the Future: Challenging the Barriers to Action

                Philip R. Berke, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

                Abstract     Presentation

09:45     Resiliency versus Sustainability: Conflicting or Complementary Goals in Cities

                Becky P.Y. Loo, University of Hong Kong

                Abstract

10:15     Institutional Collective Action Dilemmas in the Pursuit of Urban Resilience and Sustainability

                Richard C. Feiock, Florida State University

                Abstract     Presentation

10:45     BREAK

11:00     Exploring an Information-Centric Theory of Cities

                Keith R. Besserud, Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, LLP

                Abstract

11:30     Infrastructure Ecology: A New Paradigm of Sustainable Urban Development

                John C. Crittenden, Georgia Institute of Technology

                Abstract

12:00     Managing Urban Ecosystems for Goods and Services

                Kevin J. Gaston, University of Exeter

                Abstract

12:30     LUNCH

13:15     Examining the Performance of Urban Interventions in the Far Future

                Christopher D. F. Rogers, University of Birmingham

                Abstract     Presentation

13:45     Built in Concrete? Designing Sustainable Infrastructure for a Changing World

                Helen Couclelis, University of California, Santa Barbara

                Abstract     Presentation

14:15     Sustainable, Resilient Urban Infrastructures

                Christopher A. Kennedy, University of Toronto

                Abstract     Presentation

14:45     Urban Freight Transport Management for Resilient and Sustainable Cities

                Eiichi Taniguchi, Kyoto University

                Abstract

15:15     BREAK

15:30     The Health Consequences of a Changing Climate: Adaptation from a Public Health Perspective

                George E. Luber, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

                Abstract     Presentation

16:00     Sustainability and Sustainability Metrics, Indicators, and Integrated Metrics

                Heriberto Cabezas, US Environmental Protection Agency

                Abstract     Presentation

16:30    Towards Semantic Conflation of Geographic Data

                Krzysztof Janowicz, University of California, Santa Barbara

                Abstract     Presentation

17:00     Concluding Remarks

17:30     ADJOURN

18:00    Dinner, Athena Restaurant, 212 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60661

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

08:45     BREAKFAST 

09:30     Analysis and Discussion                              

12:00     LUNCH

12:30    Outline of BURST White Paper

13:45    Next Steps

14:00   ADJOURN

 

Invited Speakers:

Philip R. Berke, PhD

Professor

Department of City and Regional Planning

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research interests: Domestic and international issues in the areas of environmental impacts of urbanization, land use planning, natural hazard mitigation, environmental justice, and sustainable development
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Keith R. Besserud, AIA

Director

BlackBox Studio

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP

Research interests: Developing and leveraging parametric, algorithmic, and computational design methods and tools in the design work of the office
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Heriberto Cabezas, PhD

Senior Science Advisor

Sustainable Technology Division

US Environmental Protection Agency

Research interests: Sustainability metrics
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Helen Couclelis, PhD

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Professor

Department of Geography

University of California, Santa Barbara

Research interests: Urban and regional modeling and planning, spatial cognition, geographic information science, geography of the information societys
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John C. Crittenden, PhD

Director

Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems

Georgia Institute of Technology

Research interests: Pollution prevention, physical chemical treatment, transport of organics in saturated and unsaturated groundwater, modeling of fixed-bed reactors and adsorbers, sol-gel chemistry for preparation of zeolites and catalysts, surface chemistry and thermodynamics, mass transfer, numerical methods, modeling of wastewater and water treatment processes
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Richard C. Feiock, PhD

Professor

Reubin O'D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy

Florida State University

Research interests: local government, public policy, institutions and organizations, networks, management, economics
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Kevin J. Gaston, PhDkevin gaston

Director

Environment and Sustainability Institute

University of Exeter

Research interests: Urban ecology and biodiversity
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Krzysztof Janowicz, PhDkrzysztof janowicz

Assistant Professor

Department of Geography

University of California, Santa Barbara

Research interests: Geographic Information Science, Semantic Web, Sensor Web, Mobile Computing, Geographic Information Retrieval, Gazetteers, Similarity and Context
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Christopher A. Kennedy, PhD

Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

University of Toronto

Research interests: Economic and environmental aspects of sustainable urban infrastructure including transportation, buildings and water systems, design of sustainable streets and neighborhoods, urban metabolism
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Becky P. Y. Loo, PhD

Professor

Department of Geography

University of Hong Kong

Research interests: Sustainable transport, travel behavioral modeling and road safety, internet development and impacts on society, applied GIS, globalization
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George E. Luber

Associate Director for Climate Change

Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Research interests: Urban public health, climate change
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Christopher D.F. Rogers, PhD

Professor

School of Civil Engineering

University of Birmingham

Research interests: Urban redevelopment
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Eiichi Taniguchi, PhD

Professor

Department of Urban Management

Kyoto University

Research interests: Effects of e-commerce on urban freight transport, optimization of vehicle routing and scheduling using traffic information, urban renewal using Intelligent Transport Systems
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