I’m pleased to announce an unconference planned for 9:30 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, Sept. 26th, in the Art & Architecture Building at the University of Michigan North Campus.
Urban informatics is an interdisciplinary field of researchers and practitioners interested in using information technology for the analysis, management, and planning of cities. It encompasses not only technical skills for technology development and data analysis, but also exploration of the ethical, legal, and policy questions created by new urban technologies. As a cross-cutting discipline, urban informatics crosses traditional silos, and features ties with the fields of housing, environment, transportation, public health, and more.
Urban Informatics Ann Arbor is an unconference to connect people working in this emerging field at the University of Michigan and in the Detroit metropolitan region. In the unconference tradition, there will be no set program, and participants are encouraged to bring their questions, problems, or projects to share during participatory sessions