Smart Cities Never Sleep

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Thanks to Hoboken-native Frank Sinatra, New York City is known as the “City That Never Sleeps.” In fact, most modern cities never sleep. Today’s metropolises function as 24-hour economies, offering opportunities for entertainment, transportation, business and shopping from dusk till dawn. Life after dark has become a realm of technological and social innovation that offers billions in yet-untapped economic potential, and smart, data-driven solutions promise an even larger portion of the population will be able to participate.

But the 24-hour economy comes at a cost; there are issues surrounding transportation and supply of goods and services, public safety and equal access, uses of space and housing. This workshop will bring international stakeholders from industry, academia, government and the public to discuss how cities should be thinking about nighttime planning and how data, innovative approaches and digital solutions can support the social, cultural and economic activities that occur after dark.

Discussion topics may include but are not limited to:
• Public safety
• Equal access and diversity
• New business models (sharing, multi-use)
• Impact of smart mobility solutions
• Off-hour delivery and freight
• Sensing technologies for nighttime mobility
• Spatio-temporal patterns of nighttime mobility
• Autonomous transport
• Short range and micro transportation (ride shares, e-bikes and scooters)

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Tentative Schedule:

8:45-9:00 am
OPENING REMARKS

9:00-10:15 am
SESSION 1: INTRODUCTION TO NIGHTTIME

Key stakeholders of urban nightlife share their perspectives and kick-off the meeting.

  • Ariel Palitz, Nightlife Mayor, New York City
  • Shawn Townsend, Director, Mayor’s Office of Nightlife & Culture, Washington, DC
  • Hendrik Meier, Night Mayor, Mannheim, Germany
  • Lutz Leichsenring, Co-Founder of Vibe-Lab, Berlin
  • Moderator: Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri, Executive Director, CIV:LAB

10:25-11:40 am
SESSION 2: NIGHTTIME MOBILITY IN NEW YORK CITY

Round-table panel focusing on challenges and smart solutions facilitating nighttime commute, pedestrian traffic, tourists, logistics, deliveries, etc.

  • Alexander Brotschi, Lead Expert, McKinsey Center for Future Mobility
  • Ya-Ting Liu, Director of Government Affairs & Policy, Via
  • Kaan Ozbay, Professor & Director, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, C2SMART Center
  • Paul Steely White, Director of Safety Policy and Advocacy, Bird
  • Petr Suska, Head of the Urban Economy Innovation Team, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO
  • Moderator: Shri Iyer, Senior Associate Director, C2SMART Transportation Center

11:50 am-1:05 pm
SESSION 3: ECONOMY AND EQUITY DURING NIGHTTIME

Round-table panel focusing on challenges, trends and smart solutions facilitating the economic development of local neighborhoods and the economic and social equity of nighttime activities.

KEYNOTE: Sander Dolder, Vice-President NYCEDC

  • Dana Chermesh Reshef, Director of Urban Data and Innovation, DRAW BROOKLYN
  • Starling Childs, CEO, Citisense
  • Sander Dolder, Vice-President NYCEDC
  • Daniel Sauter, Associate Professor of Data Visualization, The New School
  • Andrew Young, Knowledge Director, The Governance Lab, NYU
  • Moderator: Petr Suska, Head of the Urban Economy Innovation Team, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO

1:05-1:45 pm
LUNCH

1:45-3:00 pm
SESSION 4: SAFETY AFTER DARK

Round-table panel focusing on challenges related to public safety after dark, smart solutions and technology to mitigate safety risks.

KEYNOTE: Regina Myer, President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

  • Rhonda Binda, Co-Founder & COO, Smart Regions Initiative
  • Peter Coyne, Senior Vice President, Public Safety at the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
  • Betsy Jacobson, Senior Project Manager, NYC Department of Transportation
  • Zubin Jelveh, Research Director, Crime Lab New York
  • Leni Schwendinger, Creative Director and Consultant, NightSeeing™
  • Moderator: Peter Rosenbaum, Executive Director, University Alliance Ruhr New York

3:00 pm
CLOSING SESSION & RECEPTION

Further panelists to be confirmed.

Event Information

September 26, 2019, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

New York, NY
Organizer: German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH NY), Fraunhofer IAO, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, NYU CUSP, C2 SMART

Location

CUSP – Center for Urban Science + Progress

Address: 370 Jay Street
12th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201