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CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society)


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Presentation by CITRIS at the New Cities Foundation Members' Event in New York, October 26, 2012.

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CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society)

  1. 1. Cities Dr Hugh AldridgeCITRIS Director, Water & Cities NCF October 2012
  2. 2. CITRIS CITRIS is……..The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society A Governor Gray Davis Institute of Science and Innovation A multi-campus, multidisciplinary research institute Charged with creating IT solutions for society’s most pressing problems 2
  3. 3. CITRIS – Key Data 4 UC Campuses for multidisciplinary research: Berkeley, Davis, Merced, Santa Cruz $50-60 million research income each year, leveraged from $4.8M in university funds Over 350 Faculty members 35 Startups since 2001 3
  4. 4. CITRIS Cities Initiative - Objectives To demonstrate new data gathering technologies To support more effective, efficient & just decision- making To enable more sustainable use of critical resources To reduce a city’s dependence on its region or imports To provide data and feedback for city planning in the context of climate change & population growth To support citizen participation To enhance the quality of life of all citizens To support the creation of new companies & jobs 4
  5. 5. CITRIS Cities Initiative – Projects Partnerships include three very different cities, the California Departments of Transport and Water Resources and the California Energy Commission Programs addressing:  water supply information deficits in California  measurement of GHG emissions and air quality at a micro- scale and across urban environments in real-time  energy infrastructure security  enabling energy management in buildings and across urban environments  integrated corridor management  urban mobility enhancement  urban water reinvention 5