Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Fordham's Urban Law Center hosting Smart Law for Smart Cities

Smart Law for Smart Cities: Regulation, Technology, and the Future of Cities

February 27–28, 2014 


Fordham Law School

The Smart Law for Smart Cities Symposium will explore the regulatory landscape for potentially disruptive advances in urban governance arising from innovative technology, sustainability, and "big data." The Symposium will focus on how contemporary urban life is marked and shaped by technology, as well as the law and regulatory complexities that are arising from this technological transformation. The Symposium will include panels examining changes to both the physical and non-physical landscape in urban life resulting from such changes.

 Download program agenda.

The topics include:

Day 1: Thursday, February 27 • 9:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

  • Transforming Local Service Delivery, on how technology is transforming traditional urban local-government services such as policing, education, planning and others
  • Broadband and the New Digital Divide, on the physical changes in urban infrastructure to accommodate the demand for broadband, and challenges in equal access to this new market
  • Regulating Big Data in Urban Governance, on the dueling relationship between the collection and deployment of large amounts of data needed for urban governance and privacy and other regulation concerns
  • Perspectives from the Public Sector, with local leaders at the forefront of urban technology sharing their experiences

Day 2: Friday, February 28 • 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

  • Resident Engagement, on how technology is reshaping the interface between residents and cities
  • Energy and Infrastructure, on how with technological change comes the need for advances in energy usage and an urban infrastructure that can support it
  • Cities and Surveillance, on the dichotomy between the need for safety in an urban atmosphere and risks such as crowd sourcing and false accusations in a post-9/11 and post-Boston Marathon bombing world
  • Perspectives from Industry, with private-sector leaders sharing their perspectives on how industry is using new technologies to improve urban life

The Symposium will be held at Fordham Law School on February 27 and 28, 2014, and is co-organized by Fordham's Urban Law Center, Urban Law Journal, Urban Studies Program, Center on Law and Information Policy, and Center for Digital Transformation.

NY CLE: 7.5 credits available
This two-day conference is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys and is approved for a maximum of 7.5 transitional and non-transitional credit hours. Fordham Law School's financial aid policy for accredited CLE programs is applicable to this conference.

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