Urban intelligence is the operationalization of data in urban spaces through data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. An ever-growing field, urban intelligence is transforming urban spaces, behavior, and governance. While urban intelligence may empower cities to improve efficiencies in areas such as infrastructure, sustainability, and social services, its increasing use implicates a myriad of rights, including privacy, due process, and equal access. As users and consumers of urban intelligence, urbanites face inevitable growing pains, particularly with how the data is used, which may reflect racial, gender, economic, and ethnic biases of the past and present.
The inevitable growth and consequent reach of urban intelligence necessitates increased investigation into the phenomenon’s regulatory and rights-based consequences. The 2019 Fordham Urban Law Journal Cooper– Walsh Colloquium provides such a forum. Alongside urban intelligence industry leaders—from developers to regulators, from practitioners to academics—the Colloquium promises to be a lively and diverse conversation on the challenges, possibilities, and ways forward in the intersection of urban intelligence and the law.
For a full agenda, please see the event website.
This event is open to alumni, faculty/staff, parents, students, and the public.