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Technology and Data in Future Cities

Incorporating the CSIC Emerging Connections workshop

Participant registration is now open for our upcoming event ‘Technology and Data in Future Cities’ (incorporating the CSIC Emerging Connections Workshop), organised jointly by Jesus College Cambridge, the Computer Lab, and the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction. Main organisers include Prof Cecilia Mascolo (Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge) and Dr Jennifer Schooling (Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction). The workshop is funded by the Jesus College Intellectual Forum. The event will take place on 22 June 2018 and will be hosted by Jesus College Cambridge.

The main objective of the workshop is to discuss the role of emerging digitalization processes in shaping the future of cities. In particular, we will explore the potential to improve city services through automation in the transport sector.

While architects and land economists have decades of experience in planning cities and city adaptation, current trends in digitalization, the Internet of Things and mobile technologies have started to offer unprecedented fine-grained data about cities and put forward the potential of automating a good portion of urban transport. It is therefore crucial to explore the issues that more extensive use of data and automation pose on the future of our cities, focusing on how our planning, policy making, engineering and architecture strategies can make best use of them. While there is a wide-spread acknowledgement that this will require careful thinking and cooperation of the various disciplines, disciplinary silos and the compartmentalization of research and practice persist, hindering the realization of the promised benefits to citizens.

Confirmed talks

Follow the links to view the presentation slides

Towards Data-driven Blue Light Services

Prof George Roussos, Birkbeck

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles – How Connected is Connected?

Prof John Miles, Cambridge University

Mapping the Intangible

Dr Daniele Quercia, Nokia Bell Labs

The Relevance of Real-Time in Urban Digital Infrastructure

Dr Ian Lewis, Smart Cambridge

Delivering Better Transport with Big Data

Lauren Sager Weinstein, TfL

Modelling Disruptions and Latent Structure in the London Underground

Dr Ricardo Silva, UCL & Turing Institute

Keynote Presentation

Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer, Greater London Authority


  • Registration & Arrivals from 8.30am
  • Workshop: 9am – 5pm
  • The workshop will be followed by drinks reception & networking

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The online registration is now closed.

Further places may become available due to cancellations. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email your details to Timea Nochta ().

If you have registered and are no longer able to attend the event please contact the organisers to cancel your registration.


The workshop will be hosted by Jesus College. For more information regarding the venue see:

Practical information regarding options to reach the College can be found here:

Workshop organisation

The event is organised by Jesus College Cambridge (, in collaboration with the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction ( Supporting partners include Cambridge Big Data, The Ove Arup Foundation and Jesus College Intellectual Forum.

Questions and enquiries

Please send all questions and enquiries regarding the workshop to Miss Timea Nochta ().Technology and Data in Future Cities workshop poster FINAL

Friday, 22 June, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00
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Jesus College, Cambridge

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