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Urban data and public space

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Debate
english language

Will robots plan, build and run our cities? What is the role of the citizen, the architect and the mayor vis-a-vis radical new technologies that will change the way we live, build and rule cities? Or is the impact of technology overrated? Will conflict or collaboration with technology shape our urban futures?

Speakers

Chief Executive Officer, wien 3420 aspern development AG, Vienna Welcome
Deputy Director for Planning, Policy, Mobility and Right-of-way, Department of Transportation, City of Seattle, WA
Writer, United States of America and United Kingdom
Urban Innovation Agent, MIT Media Lab, Boston; Visiting Professor, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Chair

Dr. Gerhard SCHUSTER

Chief Executive Officer, wien 3420 aspern development AG, Vienna

1978-1982 Studies of Law, University of Salzburg
1983-1985 Labour and Welfare Law Advisor, Lower Austrian Chamber of Labour
1985-1995 Head of Department Consumer Protection, Federal Ministry of Environment Protection
1995-2012 Housing Finance Expert and Managing Director of S-Wohnbauträger, ERSTE Bank
1996-2013 Chief Executive Officer, BUWOG - Bauen und Wohnen GmbH
since 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Wien 3420 Aspern Development AG, Vienna

Benjamin DE LA PENA

Deputy Director for Planning, Policy, Mobility and Right-of-way, Department of Transportation, City of Seattle, WA

1990 BA, Communications, University of the Philippines
2004 MA, Urban Planning, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
2008-2013 Associate Director for Urban Development, Rockefeller Foundation, New York
2013-2016 Director of Community and National Strategy, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami, FL
since 2017 Deputy Director for Planning, Policy, Mobility and Right-of-way, Department of Transportation, City of Seattle, WA

Adam GREENFIELD

Writer, United States of America and United Kingdom

1987-1988 Staff writer, SPIN Magazine, New York City, NY
1990-1991 Medic, Berkeley Free Clinic, Berkeley, CA
1993-1994 Editor, neo Magazine, Seattle, WA
1995-2000 Psychological operations specialist, 7 PSYOP Gp, US Army Special Operations Command, various locations
2001 Senior information architect, Dentsu/marchFIRST, Tokyo
2002-2003 Lead information architect, Razorfish, Tokyo
2008-2010 Head of design direction for service and user interface design, Nokia, Espoo
since 2010 Founder and managing director, Urbanscale, New York City, NY
2013-2014 Senior urban fellow, LSE Cities, London School of Economics
since 2014 Instructor, The Bartlett, University College London; Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University

Dipl.-Ing. M.Sc. Katja SCHECHTNER

Urban Innovation Agent, MIT Media Lab, Boston; Visiting Professor, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

2001-2013 Head, Dynamic Transportation Systems, Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria
since 2010 Visiting Scholar, MIT Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA
since 2011 Curator/Artist, Ars Electronica, Technisches Museum Wien, MAK, Venice Biennale of Architecture, Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism
2013-2016 Senior Urban Mobility Specialist, Asian Development Bank, Manila, The Philippines
since 2015 Visiting Professor Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
since 2017 Innovation Agent, OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France

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