Recent and Upcoming Presentations
See below for most recent
Center Urban Science and Progress (CUSP)
The Science of Cities (2 lectures)
Brooklyn NY USA, October 10-15, 2013.
A new global data collection process for understanding human development in slums
Washington, DC USA. January 13, 2014.
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Principles of Energy and Information in Cities
Cambridge, MA USA. March 12, 2014.
UN-Habitat World Urban Forum: Two panels
1) Big Data and Human Development
2) Community Data Collection and Development
Medellin, Colombia. April 5-11, 2014.
International Conference Network Science (NetSci 2014)
Better Planning through Data
Berkeley, CA USA. June 3, 2014.
International Conference Computational Science
A Science of Cities: from infrastructure and human interactions to economic productivity
Cairns, Australia. June 10, 2014.
Santa Fe Institute Science Board Meeting
From Scaling to Practice
Santa Fe NM USA. June 20, 2014.
Santa Fe Institute Public Lecture:
The Fabric of Our Lives
June 18, 2014. James A. Little Theater, Santa Fe NM, USA.
Aspen Ideas Festival: Two Panels
1) Future Megacities and the Fate of Millions
2) Smart City Limits: How much can Big Data really do?
Aspen, CO USA, June 21,22, 2014.
Lipari Summer School: 3 Lectures
Smart Cities: Data, Theory, Practice
Lipari, Italy, July 20-26, 2014
European Technology Forum Alpbach
Complex Systems and Cities
Alpbach, Austria, August 23, 2014.
Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA)
Cities as Complex Systems
Brasilia, Brazil September 2, 2014
National Academies of Science “Frontiers in Science”
Urban Growth, Energy and Human Development
Tokyo, Japan, December 8, 2014.
Silicon Valley Breakfast:
Crowd-Sourcing Human Development: people, neighborhoods, cities.
Palo Alto CA USA, December 9, 2014
Radcliffe Institute (Harvard University)
Urban Theory in the age of Big Data
Harvard MA USA, December 15-16, 2014
PCAST Meeting: Technology and Cities
Palo Alto CA, February 15, 2015
AAAS Annual Meeting
Cities as Innovation Hubs
San Jose CA USA, February 14, 2015.
German Physical Society Spring Meeting
Invited talk: The Universality of Cities as Complex Systems
Berlin, Germany March 17, 2015.
Building Capacity for 21st Century Social Sciences
Washington DC, March 19-20, 2015.
Space, Time and Social Life in Cities
Lecture: part of Genome of the Built Environment
Harvard University School of Design, April 9, 2015
Sven Tyréns Trust R&D Day
Invited Talk: Cities as Complex Systems
Stockholm, Sweden, April 14 2015.
AAG Annual Meeting
New data and methodologies for (development) geography
Chicago, IL, April 21, 2015
Computations In Science Seminar – U. Chicago
The Mathematics of Cities
Chicago, IL, May 13, 2015.
Harvard Kennedy School Global Empowerment Meeting (GEM16)
Cities as an Engine for Growth and Prosperity: What are the Levers? (w/ Amy Liu, Ed Glaeser & Sergio Fajardo) Cambridge, MA, April 14 2016
OpenIDEO Prototyping and Design Meeting
How can Slums become more resilient to Climate Change?
Nairobi, Kenya, March 21-27
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Urban Physics Workshop
The Many Uses of Physics in the Study of Cities, Keynote.
Cambridge MA, March 1, 2016
European Commission Joint Research Center
Scientific Seminar on Modelling Urban and Regional Growth in Europe
Istria, Italy April 27-28 2016.
International Conference on City Sciences (ICCS16)
The Emerging Multidisciplinary Science of Cities, Keynote
Universidad del Desarollo, Santiago de Chile, June 16 2016
2016 Annual Symposium of the Interdisciplinary PhD in Urban Design and Planning
The Future City: Emergence of a New Science : Keynote
University of Washington Seattle, May 5, 2016
Word Cities Summit
Young Leaders Forum & Panel on “Mayors Taking Charge”
Singapore, July 12, 2016.
Global Sustainability Summer School: Urban Sustainability
2 lectures: Theories of Cities and Scaling; Heterogeneity, Change and Human Development in Cities
Santa Fe, NM, August 2016
New Tools for Community Led Slum Upgrading & Open-Reblock.
Quito, Ecuador, October 19, 2016.
Annual Meeting Society for American Archeology
The Intellectual History of Urban Scaling Theory
Vancouver, BC, April 2017
ASI workshop on Cities and Urbanization
Hong Kong, January 9-12 2016
Pucón, Chile, March 13-16, 2017
Space Syntax Conference
Lisbon, Portugal, July 2017
Urbanization without Growth? Perspectives from the Roman World
British Academy, Rome, July 2017