Jennifer Clark Moderates Plenary at the Regional Studies Association Winter Conference
City and Regional Planning Section Head and Professor, and Editor-In-Chief of Regional Studies Jennifer Clark will moderate the Regional Studies Association’s Winter 2023 Conference opening plenary panel titled “Digitalisation, AI and the Shaping of Future Cities and Regions.” Clark’s co-panelists will be Ayona Datta (University College London) and Federico Cugurullo (Trinity College Dublin).
Technology, digitalisation and the rise of artificial intelligences are not universal. They vary across different geographical spaces and scales. They are inconsistent and incomplete across different stakeholders. This means some people and places are more or less exposed, dependent and impacted. The rise of more autonomous cities and regions therefore presents different opportunities and threats to people and places across the globe. The aim of this opening plenary session is to explore these uneven urban and regional geographies, to critically examine the interaction between digitalisation and artificial intelligence with cities and regions, and to explore the challenges this presents for the regional studies community.
The 2023 RSA conference, “Cities and Regions of Tomorrow: Towards Better Regional Futures,” will be hosted in London from November 9–10.
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