MIT campus
Cambridge, Massachusetts
15-16th November 2012

Today data is generated at an unprecedented rate. In 2010, former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, noted that the amount of data collected since the dawn of humanity up until 2003 is equivalent to the amount we now produce every two days. 


These vast quantities of data, produced as a result of the proliferation of digital technologies, can shed new light on how cities function and on the interaction between people and the environments which they inhabit. In turn it can help to uncover some of the hidden complexities of cities.

Join leading thinkers from around the world for a series of talks and discussions on ‘big urban data’.