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Making Cities3: Innovation, Incubation, Inclusion Conference

Making Cities3: Innovation, Incubation, Inclusion Conference

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
General Public 

The Design and Development Symposium, Making Cities3: Innovation, Incubation, Inclusion, is part of a three year long research project between the Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok), University of Buenos Aires and the New School and will focus on three cities: Bangkok, Buenos Aires and New York through a multidisciplinary approach.

While the previous seminar in Buenos Aires in May 2013 focused heavily on exclusion, the September Symposium hopes to extend our study of exclusion/inclusion to the productive side of the economy. We will explore three central themes: innovation, incubation and inclusion in order to better understand the complex dynamics of the maker economy within cities and the areas of convergence between design and the social sciences in each of the three cities. 

Speakers will be announced from all three universities who will present their work on the three central themes in the following sessions:

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Innovation: 
What are the areas of innovation in the urban economy? What are the new forms of goods and services which are being produced in cities and by whom? What are the markets for these goods and services? How are these new products distributed in the city? Where are they produced? Who benefits from innovation in cities? Do the poor benefit or does this process only help educated segments of the labor force?

2:00-4:00 p.m. – Incubation: 
Who are the actors/agents in the emerging new urban economy? Who supports and finances innovation? The government? The private sector? How do new products and services develop? What are the historical experiences? What are the outcomes?

4:00-6:00 p.m. – Inclusion: 
How does innovation affect different social classes in cities? Are there examples of innovation helping the poor? What is the relationship between innovation and inclusion, between innovation and social justice?

Please revisit this page as the event nears for further updates on speakers and presentation titles.

This event is is part of the New School's Climate Action Week, and is co-sponsored by the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy, the Observatory on Latin America, the Parsons School of Constructed Environments, and the Parsons School of Design Strategies.

Admission is free; but reservations required. RSVP here.

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