Nanzi Yang Lecture Series: Smart Technology and Space Governance

  • 5 November, 2019
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The Department of Geography, National Taiwan University was subsidized by Ministry of Science and Technology, National Taiwan University Research Center for Future Earth, and Nanzi Yang Academic Lecture to invite Prof. Rob Kitchin from National University of Ireland Maynooth, Member of Royal Irish Academy, to Taiwan from Nov. 2-8, 2019 for hosting academic writing workshop. Lecture Series of Smart Technology and Space Governance is specially organized for building background knowledge.

Prof. Kitchin has published more than 180 papers and academic books. In the era that the concept of smart city prevails, the series of books on smart cities edited by Prof. Kitchin is regarded as an important and basic textbook combining knowledge of technology and governance. In addition to publishing academic work, Prof. Kitchin is in the editorial team of Progress in Human Geography and acts as the managing editor of Dialogues in Human Geography as well.

10/21 (Mon) 18:30~20:00
Topic: Agri Weather: The Road to Data Revolution
Speaker: An-Bang Lu (CEO of Agri Weather) 
Venue: Department of Geography, National Taiwan University

Introduction of the application of smart technology in Taiwan's agricultural development

10/28 (Mon) 15:00~17:00
Topic: Reconstruction of Time and Space: From Maps to Coding and Data
Speaker: Prof. Sung-Yueh Perng (Department of Sociology, Tunghai University)
Venue: Room 305, Department of Geography, National Taiwan University

Prof. Sung-Yueh Perng is the co-author of some of Prof. Rob Kitchin’s work. He introduced the Prof. Kitchin’s academic achievement and research approach and the basic understanding of smart city, data science, and technology and humanities.

Prof. Sung-Yueh Perng

11/05 (Tue) 10:00
Topic: Towards a Truly Humane Smart City
Speaker: Prof. Robert Kitchin (Member of Royal Irish Academy, National University of Ireland Maynooth)
Venue: Room 305, Department of Geography, National Taiwan University

Prof. Robert Kitchin discussed the technological development of smart city which can provide a huge amount of data covering population, transportation, traffic, water and electricity, and public security monitoring. It is highly efficient and convenient to govern a city by technology. However, disputes over personal privacy are triggered in the same time.

Group photo with graduate and postgraduate students from the Department of Geography, National Taiwan University.

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Agenda of lecture series

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Oct 21-Nov 5, 2019

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Department of Geography, National Taiwan University

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Department of Geography, National Taiwan University
National Taiwan University Research Center for Future Earth

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