Posted January 16th 2011 at 2:39 pm by
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Open Invite + Call for Papers: Urban Planning and Technology Conference at MIT

New technologies are transforming how we communicate, expanding access to data and information, and revolutionizing how we understand and navigate our cities. Join a diverse groups of practitioners, scholars, students, and citizens for a half-day conference on the impact of these changes on the field of urban planning. Held one day before the start of the American Planning Association’s National Conference (also in Boston), this will be an opportunity to meet innovators from around New England and the across the nation.

The event will include discussion of urban modeling, urban sensing for planning, planning support systems, meeting technology, social media and Web 2.0 tools, and gaming for participation.

When & Where

Friday, April 8, 2011

11:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Location: MIT Building 9


Register using the following link. Registration is free:

Presentation Information

Participants have four options for presentations:

1.  Lightning Talks – presenters will have 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide, advance automatically.

2. Paper Session – Presentation of a paper, submitted two weeks before the conference. Should be no more than 5-10 pages.

3. Presentation Session – Presentation without a formal paper, A/V materials optional.

4. Idea Session – A facilitated conversation on a topic. Will be finalized on the day of the conference.

If you would like to present, submit the presenter name(s), presentation type, and proposed presentation title to by Friday, February 25.


Friday, 2/25 – Title and Abstracts due for presenters

Monday, 2/28 – Accepted presenters notified

Monday, 3/28 – Papers and final presentation titles due

Friday, 4/8 – Conference day

For more information see the conference website:

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