Critical Policy Studies Lecture: The Ethics of Urban Big Data and Smart Cities
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Rob Kitchin, Professor and ERC Advanced Investigator at the National University of Ireland Maynooth, will present a talk on The Ethics of Urban Big Data and Smart Cities. Kitchin is (co)principal investigator of the Programmable City project, the Building City Dashboards project, the All-Island Research Observatory, and the Digital Repository of Ireland. He has published widely across the social sciences, including 23 authored/edited books and over 150 articles and book chapters. He was the editor-in-chief of the 12 volume, International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, and is presently editor of the journal, Dialogues in Human Geography. He was the 2013 recipient of the Royal Irish Academy’s Gold Medal for the Social Sciences.