Croucher ASI: Integration of Urban Science and Urban Informatics for Smart Cities

20170110-12 Croucher ASI poster

Date: January 10 - 12, 2017 (Tuesday to Thursday)


Time: 9:00am - 5:30pm

(Start at 8:30am on Jan 10)


Venue: LT2, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK, Shatin


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Michael Batty, CASA, University College London, U.K.

Luís Bettencourt, Santa Fe Institute, U.S.A.

Charlie Catlett, Argonne National Laboratory, The University of Chicago, U.S.A.

Deren Li, LIESMARS, Wuhan University, P.R. China

Carlo Ratti, Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), U.S.A.

Gerhard Schmitt, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH Zürich), Switzerland

Yee Leung, Institute of Future Cities, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, P.R. China



With the rapid growth of population in cities all over the world, urban problems are increasingly complex and sustainability has become a key issue for long-term development. To be sustainable, we have to live smart. To live smart, we need to guide our city planning and design process with sound and rigorous urban planning theories, and we also need to capitalize on the tremendous advances of the information and communication technology (ICT) that constructs the backbone for information, knowledge and urban service provision. Our success in steering us through the high complexity of city development in search for the pathway for smart city depends on the meticulous and holistic integration of urban science and urban informatics. The overall objective of this Croucher ASI is to bring together top-notch researchers on urban science and urban informatics to give inspiring lectures to researchers, practicing professionals and advanced students on the research frontiers of urban theory and urban science for smart cities, and state-of-art ICT technology on urban informatics in the big-data era, with the view to draw out a plan for future smart-city research and practice.