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A Distinguished Lecture with Rob Kitchin

Published: 12 December 2018
Professor Rob Kitchin

Rob Kitchin, Professor at the Institute of Social Science, Maynooth University delivered a Distinguished Lecture on 5 December 2018 at the University of Southampton.

His talk entitled 'The praxes and politics of building city dashboards' talked about City dashboards which are increasingly becoming a tool of urban management and governance. The Building City Dashboards project brings together an interdisciplinary team of specialists in computer science, geocomputation, HCI, human geography and media studies to address a range of fundamental and applied technical, as well as social theory, questions relating to the production of data-driven urbanism.

Rob Kitchin is principal investigator on the Programmable City project (funded by the European Research Council 2013-2018) and the Building City Dashboards project (funded by Science Foundation Ireland 2016-2020). He has published widely across the social sciences, including 28 authored/edited books, and 200 journal articles and book chapters. He is managing editor of the international journal, Dialogues in Human Geography, and has been an editor of Progress in Human Geography and Social and Cultural Geography, and was the editor-in-chief of the 12 volume, International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. He was the 2013 recipient of the Royal Irish Academy’s ‘Gold Medal for the Social Sciences.

You can watch a video of his talk via our YouTube page by clicking on the link below and read a blog written by Digichamp Erica Chang here.


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