Rob Kitchin: Smart planning? The progress and prospects of intelligent planning systems

May 16, 2024, 6:15 p.m. (CEST)


Time: May 16, 2024, 6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
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In recent years, there has been a move towards seeking intelligent planning systems consisting of 3D digital twins, building and city information modelling, realistic simulations of planning scenarios, automated and real-time tracking of the planning processes, and citizen consultation platforms. Planning it seems is destined to become smart, or at least smarter. This paper considers the progress and prospects of smart planning and its potential impacts on the planning system and its potential to produce more sustainable and socially just places. The analysis is based on four studies: one that has sought to build a 3D city information model for Dublin; a set of interviews with planners about the prospects for smart planning; charting the existing constellation of planning IT systems and associated data ecosystem; and an assessment of how citizen-centric and participatory smart city systems are in practice.

Robert Michael Kitchin, Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA), is an Irish geographer and academic. Since 2005, he has been Professor of Human Geography at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

This public evening lecture is part of the research workshop:
Recht auf Stadt 4.0? Intelligente Lösungen für eine nachhaltigen Umbau urbaner Infrastrukturen: Potenziale, Probleme, Partizipationschancen.

A collaboration between IRIS, IZKT and ZIRIUS, University of Stuttgart

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