Towards Entrepreneurial, High-performance Cities

by Kent Larson

Kent Larson will discuss the work of his research group to develop and model urban interventions that enable innovation, with a focus on three current projects: CityScope combines physical 3D models with real-time simulation to create an evidence-based process for urban design and system integration; The CityHome project makes use of architectural robotics to allow a more diverse population to live and work in the creative heart of cities, increasing vibrancy and exchange of ideas; The Persuasive Electric Vehicle (PEV) is an ultra-lightweight, shared-use, autonomous electric vehicle designed to move both people and goods in high-density cities, reducing the need for private automobiles. Larson will also discuss City Science projects in Hamburg, Andorra, Taipei, Shanghai, Helsinki, and Cambridge.

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