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Is Data Really the Solution to Better Urban Environments?


Assaf Biderman
Associate Director, MIT's Senseable City Lab

Mrinalini Ingram
Vice President, Smart Communities, and IoT Market Development, Verizon

Martin Powell
Global Head of Urban Development, Siemens Global Cities Centre of Competence


Gary A. Bolles
Chair for the Future of Work, Singularity University

The smart use of data is important to cities and the citizens that reside in them. But what are the pitfalls as we navigate the economic, social and environmental stresses that affect cities? Who decides what data to rely on? What rights will citizens get to that data? Can we arrive at collectively acceptable policies for how data should alter our lives and help run our urban environments?

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