Age of agglomerations. Visionary`s view

MUF 2017
06 July
Saskia Sassen, an American sociologist, world-renowned researcher of globalization and international migration, will explain how technologically superpowered smart cities are built from scratch to improve city services, streamline resource management and decrease the city’s environmental footprint. At the same time, created by a standardized master plan, such cities are characterized by a lack of unique identity, and their infrastructure is not able to quickly adapt to changing conditions. ? Why are “built to order” cities needed? ? Who moves to and settles in these cities? ? Under what conditions can “smart technology” have a positive effect on urban environment? ? How flexible the innovative infrastructure of a smart city is?