How Can Engineered Systems Change Society?
by Dr. Daniel E Hastings
Thursday, 23 June 2016, 11.45–13.00
Level 2 Theatre
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART Lab)
1 Create Way, CREATE Tower, University Town
The talk will define large scale engineering systems and then discuss how these large scale engineered systems have changed society. The Global Positioning System and its manifestation in society will be used as a specific example from recent years. The talk will then address how personal transportation systems are evolving with an emphasis on the work going on in the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology on autonomous vehicles to address the first and last mile issue as well as the impact of the collection of big data on transportation decisions. The talk will be followed by a tour of SMART and viewing of the autonomous vehicle.
Registration has closed as the event has reached full capacity.
For those who have registered, please gather at Tembusu MPH at 11:30am and you will be ushered to the venue.
Future Cities: Five Challenges
Friday, 24 June 2016, 12.15–13.30
Value Lab Asia, Singapore-ETH Centre
1 Create Way, CREATE Tower Level 6, University Town
The planning, design and development of future cities present multiple challenges. Researchers from Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) will outline their work on five of these challenges through short presentations, demonstrations and discussions:
- Energy: sustainable urban energy systems and air-conditioning tropical cities
- Water: rehabilitation of rivers in megacities with particular reference to the Ciliwung River in Jakarta
- Mobility: diverse mobility flows and their interaction with dense urban fabric
- Climate: tackling urban heat island effects in Singapore
- Food: understanding urban-rural relationships for sustainable urbanisation
The talk will be followed by a tour of Future Cities Laboratory. Refreshments will be provided. Registration has closed as the event has reached full capacity.
For those who have registered, please gather at Tembusu MPH at 12:00pm and you will be ushered to the venue.