Measuring the Common Good in a Smart City with Natalie Jeremijenko

Date: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014 -
18:00 to 19:30
Location: 
Room 7401 (4th floor), 205 Richmond St. West at Duncan St., Toronto
Community members: 

How do we make human and environmental health the measurable proxy for the common good in the emerging, data driven smart city? Can an environmental health clinic be profitable and use markets to scale, and to measurably and significantly improve human and environmental health in Toronto by facilitating distributed local civic innovation, micro-entrepreneurship and convivial participatory research?

This xLECTURE will survey through a series of public experiments the state-of-the-art in socio-ecological systems designed for improving human and environmental health, and argue why these methodologies raise standards of evidence and exploit the opportunities that new technologies provide for social and environmental change.

Collage of Natalie Jeremijenko work with her portrait