Local bicycle advocates join David Byrne to discuss the critical role cycling will play in Boston and other cities working toward sustainability.

The event will also mark the US launch of the Copenhagen Wheel, a SENSEable City Lab project.

Ticket Reservations:
(free of charge, limited availability)

http://sao.mit.edu/tickets/2010/urbanrev (SOLD OUT)

Uncollected tickets will be re-distributed at the door on a first-come, first-served basis shortly before the start of the program.
If interested, please arrive before 6:45 p.m.

Welcome

Adele Santos
Dean, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT

 

Opening Remarks

Liborio Stellino
Consul General of Italy in Boston

Carlo Ratti
Director, SENSEable City Lab

Panel

David Byrne
Bicycle enthusiast and musician

Jacqueline Douglas
Director, LivableStreets Alliance

Nicole Freedman
Director, Boston Bikes

Assaf Biderman
Associate Director, SENSEable City Lab

 

David Byrne
Bicycle enthusiast and musician

David Byrne has been writing and performing music and directing video and film for more than 30 years. Former lead singer and guitar player for the innovative rock band Talking Heads, Byrne is also a passionate cycling advocate. His latest book, Bicycle Diaries is an account of his urban bicycle odyssey through the streets of many of the world’s major cities. Through photography and personal anecdotes, Byrne makes a strong case for the way a bicycle can change our view of the world and the city in which we live.

Jacqueline Douglas
Director, LivableStreets Alliance

Jacqueline Douglas is Director of LivableStreets Alliance. A longtime advocate for developing urban transportation solutions that make Boston a connected, livable city, Douglas challenges people to think about and demand a city that balances transit, walking and biking with automobiles.

Nicole Freedman
Director, Boston Bikes

Nicole Freedman is City of Boston Director of Boston Bikes. A former professional bike racer, Freedman has been responsible for recent developments in urban cycling in Boston, notably a three-day bike summit, a city wide cycling festival “Hub On Wheels,” installing bike racks around the city and developing a bike map.

Assaf Biderman
Associate Director, SENSEable City Lab

Assaf Biderman is Associate Director of the SENSEable City Lab, an MIT research group that explores the “real-time city” by studying how distributed technologies are transforming urban environments. Among the group’s more recent projects is the Copenhagen Wheel, a compact steel hub that transforms ordinary bikes into smart, electric hybrids that also function as mobile sensing units.