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Keynote 1  

Filip De Boeck (KU Leuven) Of Mountains and Holes. How to map the rhythms of urban life in Congo’s cities? 

Panel A – Embracing Uncertainty

Michele Manzella (University of Ferrara) Constructing uncertainty: Use of data for the design of disaster-resilient cities

Tudor Vilcan (University of Southampton) Sustainable futures? Resilience building processes and the challenges of the urban setting

Daniel Fernández Pascual (Goldsmiths, University of London) Ambiguous Lands, Profitable Margins: The Invention of the Coast

Tania Katzschner (University of Cape Town) Uncertainty as Chance – Weaving our Futures from the Fabric of Reality: Rethinking Urban Conservation in Cape Town

Keynote 2

Nathaniel Tkacz (University of Warwick) Dashboards, Design Principles, and Data Signals, Or, How To See Like a Data-Driven State


Panel B – Algorithmic Governance

Adam Greenfield (Urbanscale) Empire of the Sum: Hegemony and resistance

David Chandler (University of Westminster) Algorithmic governance: the government of things rather than people?

Panel C – New Topologies of ‘Planning’ 

Philipp Rode (LSE Cities) Strategic Planning and Policy Integration: Governance hierarchies and networks in London and Berlin

Owen White (Collingwood Environmental Planning) Understanding the implications of global megatrends at the EU and national scale: methodological reflections and lessons for policy


Keynote 3

Erik Swyngedouw (University of Manchester) Insurgent Cities and the Spectral Return of the Political

Keynote 3 Q&A session