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Session 1: Launch of the Applied Urban Modelling Symposium 2020 (AUM2020)

Session 1: Take stock, consider the fundamentals, and look forward: a conversation with Michael Batty, Marcial Echenique and Michael Wegener (15 Oct 2020)

Session outline

  • Welcome by Ying Jin, Director of the Martin Centre, University of Cambridge
  • Take stock, consider the fundamentals, and look forward: a conversation with Michael Batty, Marcial Echenique and Michael Wegener

Discussants: Ying Jin (University of Cambridge) and Ola Uduku (Manchester School of Architecture)

Session chair: Janina Schupp (University of Cambridge)

Bios of speakers, discussants and chairs:

Michael Batty cropped 

Michael Batty

is Chairman of the Management Board of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) and Bartlett Professor of Planning (Emeritus) at University College London. 

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/casa/prof-michael-batty

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Marcial Echenique

is Professorial Fellow of Churchill College and Emeritus Professor of Land Use and Transport Studies at the University of Cambridge. 

https://www.arct.cam.ac.uk/people/me15@cam.ac.uk

 

 

 

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Michael Wegener

is a Partner at Spiekermann & Wegener Urban and Regional Research. http://www.spiekermann-wegener.de/per/scv2_e.htm

 

 

 

 

Ying Jin cropped

Ying Jin

is a University Reader in Architecture and Urbanism at Dept of Architecture, University of Cambridge, and Lead Convenor of the AUM symposia since 2011.

https://www.arct.cam.ac.uk/people/yj242@cam.ac.uk

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Ola Uduku

is Research Professor in Architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture.

http://www.msa.ac.uk/staff/ouduku/

Janina Schupp cropped

Janina Schupp

is a Research Fellow at the Martin Centre on digital media, gaming and moving images studies and an AUM2020 Co-Convenor

https://www.arct.cam.ac.uk/people/janina-schupp

Abstract

This is the session that starts the conversations about modelling the new urban world through taking stock, considering the fundamental drivers of cities and urban activities, and looking forward over the immediate horizons of the city regions.

Background reading

M Batty

 

 

 

EPB editorial - The Coronavirus crisis: What will the post-pandemic city look like? See https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2399808320926912

M Batty

 

 

 

EPB editorial - Unpredictability.  See https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2399808320934308

H Couclelis

 

 

 

EPB commentary –There will be no Post-COVID city. See:

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2399808320948657

EM Forster

 

 

 

The Machine Stops.  First published in the Oxford and Cambridge Review, November 1909.  See copy uploaded on AUM2020 webpage

UK2070 Commission reports

 

 

 

http://uk2070.org.uk/publications/

R Kerslake

 

 

 

Sir Peter Hall Memorial Lecture 2020 by Lord Robert Kerslake, to watch at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/planning/events/2020/jun/virtual-event-annual-sir-peter-hall-lecture-uk2070-commission