Geographies of Urban Automation I: Environments and systems

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Urban Geography Specialty Group, Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group, Transportation Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Studio 7, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Federico Cugurullo, SIMON MARVIN, Rob Raven


The physical and social structure of the city is being increasingly shaped by autonomous technologies. Self-driving cars, drones, smart power grids and robots driven by an artificial intelligence, are expected to become part of the everyday life of cities over the next couple of decades, thereby generating a substantial socio-political, environmental and economic impact. Far from being a homogeneous phenomenon, urban automation varies in extent and nature across different geographical spaces, and this session aims to explore its multiple incarnations and variegations.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Andy Lockhart*, University of Sheffield, Simon Marvin, University of Sheffield, Automated Controlled Environments: prospects and limits 20 3:20 PM
Presenter Alan Wiig*, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Automate policing, revitalize the city: Algorithmic surveillance for economic regeneration in Camden, New Jersey 20 3:40 PM
Presenter Ingrid Ballo*, University of Bergen, Kjetil Rommetveit, University of Bergen, Norway, The sensing household: Citizen engagement with sensing energy infrastructures 20 4:00 PM
Discussant Rob Raven Utrecht University 20 4:20 PM

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