The Fifth Annual Conference on Global Urbanism
Mobilities in Cities: From Visible to Invisible
April 11, 2014 • 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Columbia University, Avery Hall, Wood Auditorium
The fifth annual conference on global urbanism brought together theorists and practitioners from architecture, civil engineering, technology, the social sciences and more. The focus was on the very diverse ways in which mobility is constituted in today’s cities across the world – from visible cars and walking crowds to invisible digital and mechanical networks.
Mobilities in Cities was hosted by Saskia Sassen, then co-chair of the Committee on Global Thought (CGT) and now member of the CGT. Her most recent book, Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy, will be published by Harvard University Press in May 2014.
This conference was part of a larger project on Urbanizing Technology supported by the Audi Urban Future Initiative and contributed to the Signature Research Project Urbanizing Technology: The Mobility Complex.