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SomeObservationsFrom Hacking   Cities   Steve Hoover
Complexity Rules   “Butterfly effect”     Local culture matters and are often put in place by unusual      initial condi...
Hacking Infrastructure   Temporary transportation     Uber   Temporary housing     Airbnb   Regulatory bodies being i...
Can you DIY or make Hackablephysical infrastruture?   Complexity again   The basics are hard and better come first   Wh...
Do we want cities?   300 Million in India in the big cities, 800    million outside   They deserve opportunities for imp...
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Steve Hoover: Some observations from hacking cities

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Steve Hoover's summary/review of Day 1.

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Steve Hoover: Some observations from hacking cities

  1. 1. SomeObservationsFrom Hacking Cities Steve Hoover
  2. 2. Complexity Rules “Butterfly effect”  Local culture matters and are often put in place by unusual initial conditions  Fracking explosion in SD  Chines to construct railroads in US Law of Unintended Consequences  CA environmental quality act used to support Union labor rules Picking the right “strange attractor”  Should Oakland try to be the poor mans SF? Opportunities  Complexity because often time both benefits & costs of decisions are highly distributed in space and time. Can we hack that in some way?  Are there lessons from complexity theory and design of robust systems?
  3. 3. Hacking Infrastructure Temporary transportation  Uber Temporary housing  Airbnb Regulatory bodies being ignored  Probably best in short term  Wont work in the long term  Political bodies and regulatory systems are not subject to Schumpeterian “Creative Destruction” like big companies Opportunities  Parking  Physical infrastructure (HOV lanes)  What are the platforms? What could they be? Can we build API’s?
  4. 4. Can you DIY or make Hackablephysical infrastruture? Complexity again The basics are hard and better come first What will the impact be of  Low cost easily installed power and network  What about water? Sewage? How will we all want to live?
  5. 5. Do we want cities? 300 Million in India in the big cities, 800 million outside They deserve opportunities for improving their lives. Education, water, life span, … Can we afford and do we want a future where population is highly concentrated?Do we need a new way?

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