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Changing Places: Responsive housing, mobility systems, and networked intelligence for future cities

Posted in Events, Research, Visions by Kate Archdeacon on July 7th, 2011

22 July , 2011
6:15 pmto7:15 pm


CityHome Image,  © Daekwon Park for MIT Media Lab

Changing Places: Responsive housing, mobility systems, and networked intelligence for future cities

Professor Kent Larson, Director of the Changing Places Research Group, MIT Media Lab

To meet the profound sustainability, demographic, and health challenges of the future, new strategies must be found for creating responsive places where people live and work, and the mobility systems that connect them.

Professor Kent Larson will present the work of his MIT Media Lab research group to explore the intersection of high-performance housing with urban mobility-on-demand systems, including persuasive electric bike-lane vehicles to encourage exercise, the transformable live-work “CityHome” that functions as if it were much larger, and autonomous parking/charging technology. He will also review the group’s “Living Lab” experiments to better understand and respond to human activity in natural environments including sensing, algorithms, and interfaces for proactive health and energy conservation.

Friday 22 July 2011
6.15pm-7.15pm

Prince Philip Theatre
Ground Floor, Architecture Building
The University of Melbourne

To RSVP or to find out more about the lecture, go to the Melbourne School of Design site.

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