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soft infrastructure DUNCAN WILSON, ARUP FUTURE INTERNET ASSEMBLY STOCKHOLM, 23.11.09
Arup is no ordinary firm We are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialis...
 
 
<ul><li>a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, scientists, academics, strategists and consultants. </li></ul>
 
 
“ The Urban population [in China] is to reach 1.12 billion by 2050;  this is a shift of more than 600 million people from ...
Urbanisation  demographic change uncomfortably predictable Urban More Developed Rural More Developed Rural Less Developed ...
the merging of sciences and other disciplines  the combination of sectors to create new business the convergence of techno...
smarter cities A diverse collection of people and activities driven by economic opportunities and social aspirations, acce...
cities rely on technology
Good place to live? Monocle says: 27% Zurich for scale and connections 23% Copenhagen for infrastructure and sunny disposi...
top down
bottom up “Next generation (of urban) resilience relies on citizens and communities, not the institution of state…”  Demos...
edge of the internet http://www.cityofsound.com/blog/2008/11/wi-fi-structure.html
urban informatics
sustainable ICT
changing perceptions
data open platforms sustainability
 
appropriation adaptation extension
sustainability Korea Thailand Brazil Mexico India China GJ/capita GDP/capita (‘000 1997$ PPP) Japan EU Australia US 0 50 1...
<ul><li>Social Hacking/ Social Innovation </li></ul>www.driversofchange.com/projects/
http://blogs.driversofchange.com/emtech/  http://www.driversofchange.com/doc/ twitter @djdunc
 
 
What we do <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Projects developed to identify incremental and step-change opportunities for...
 
 
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2009 11 FIA Soft Infrastructure

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Talk at FIA conference in Stockholm on the role of the Future Internet in the City

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2009 11 FIA Soft Infrastructure

  1. 1. soft infrastructure DUNCAN WILSON, ARUP FUTURE INTERNET ASSEMBLY STOCKHOLM, 23.11.09
  2. 2. Arup is no ordinary firm We are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world. We shape a better world
  3. 5. <ul><li>a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, scientists, academics, strategists and consultants. </li></ul>
  4. 8. “ The Urban population [in China] is to reach 1.12 billion by 2050; this is a shift of more than 600 million people from rural to urban.” Guangming Daily Urbanisation
  5. 9. Urbanisation demographic change uncomfortably predictable Urban More Developed Rural More Developed Rural Less Developed Urban Less Developed Source: United Nations Population Information Network
  6. 10. the merging of sciences and other disciplines the combination of sectors to create new business the convergence of technology
  7. 11. smarter cities A diverse collection of people and activities driven by economic opportunities and social aspirations, access to public pedestrian space, solid infrastructure and cohesive inter-modality, functional and interdependent distribution systems, a vibrant mix of neighborhoods
  8. 12. cities rely on technology
  9. 13. Good place to live? Monocle says: 27% Zurich for scale and connections 23% Copenhagen for infrastructure and sunny disposition 15% Tokyo for its breadth of offerings and opportunity 10% Sydney for food and vistas 10% Kyoto for its intimate scale 10% Munich for its airport 5% Beirut for its edge technology > community > value
  10. 14. top down
  11. 15. bottom up “Next generation (of urban) resilience relies on citizens and communities, not the institution of state…” Demos UK
  12. 16. edge of the internet http://www.cityofsound.com/blog/2008/11/wi-fi-structure.html
  13. 17. urban informatics
  14. 18. sustainable ICT
  15. 19. changing perceptions
  16. 20. data open platforms sustainability
  17. 22. appropriation adaptation extension
  18. 23. sustainability Korea Thailand Brazil Mexico India China GJ/capita GDP/capita (‘000 1997$ PPP) Japan EU Australia US 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35
  19. 24. <ul><li>Social Hacking/ Social Innovation </li></ul>www.driversofchange.com/projects/
  20. 25. http://blogs.driversofchange.com/emtech/ http://www.driversofchange.com/doc/ twitter @djdunc
  21. 28. What we do <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Projects developed to identify incremental and step-change opportunities for the built environment and business </li></ul><ul><li>Futures Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Thought leadership through the engagement of key stakeholders and industry experts in dialogue and collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating important future challenges, the global context and business implications to both industry and government heads </li></ul><ul><li>Publications </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed research results such as the drivers of change card set, offering provocative insights on major issues and their implications </li></ul>

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