Exploring the Urban Dimension of AI Seminar Series 2024

The “Exploring the urban dimension of AI” Seed Seminar Series will focus on the uses of AI and related tools in the city, going beyond the discussion of mere technical matters and unfolding the political, social, and cultural issues that are implied. The series brings together international experts to critically discuss case studies, the complexities and controversies of the uses of AI from the perspective of cities, their public administrators, and planning actors.

Seminar Series organized by Grazia Concilio, Davide Ponzini, Valeria Fedeli, Zachary Jones, and Michelangelo Secchi  


Series Program

AI and Big Data for urban governance: The Single Platform for Urban Management in Shanghai 

Diego Todaro (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice) 

08/05/2024; 17:00 – 18:30 

Discussants: Ilaria Mariani (Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano) and Gerardo Semprebon (Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano) 

How AI is transforming public participation in urban planning  

Sampo Ruoppila (University of Turku & UrbanistAI) 

13/05/2024; 17:00 – 18:30 

Discussants: Barbara Piga (Politecnico di Milano) and Aubrey Toldi (Politecnico di Milano) 

Intelligence of complex systems in urban and regional science: Dilemmas in AI supported planning and spatial agentivity

Dino Borri (Politecnico di Bari) 

15/05/2024; 17:00-18:30 

Discussants: Carolina Pacchi (Politecnico di Milano) and Stefano Moroni ( Politecnico di Milano)