summit agenda

The City Science Initiative is collaborating with universities and cities around the world to build tools that can predict the impact of new urban systems that enable more entrepreneurial, livable, high-performance districts. These urban data observatories and to simulate the impact of urban design, energy networks, mobility systems and other urban interventions.  The summit aims to extend CityScope capabilities and to test the deployment of urban innovation in a local context.


Mobility on demand

Explore the alternatives to private automobile, including shuttle-on-demand systems, bike-sharing, on-demand autonomous vehicles, and other mobility strategies that enable an increase in density and streetscape vibrancy.



Visualize and understand the meaning of complex urban data and inter-relationships that otherwise remain invisible to both the public and decision makers.

live / work

Model the impact of housing types in real time, especially for young professionals to increase diversity, vibrancy, and affordability in the creative heart of the city.

why pechakucha?

PechaKucha (ペチャクチャ) is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). PechaKucha Night was invented by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo's Klein-Dytham Architecture. Pechakucha compels people to be concise and to the point, but at the same time reveals each presenter's unique personality. Please check out the following video and pechakucha 20x20's official website for more information.