Please note that this HKU Distinguished Webinar Series in Urban and Regional Research is sponsored jointly by Department of Urban Planning and Design & Department of Geography, HKU and it will be held virtually via Zoom on 19 November 2021 (Friday), 11:00 HKT
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Humanity is at a cross-road as we gradually enter the post-pandemic world in the coming months. The future of cities in a post-COVID world has been at the front and center of recent scholarship and speculations. This talk reviews the on-going debates and discussions about the future of cities. Instead of siloed predictions, a tetradic analysis and synthesis will be conducted to illustrate what urban forms and functions in the near future will be enhanced, obsolesced, retried, and reversed. As the 4th industrial revolution has accelerated the pace that new urban life will be increasingly conducted in the emerging metaverse, which is often full of paradoxes and contradictions, multiple emerging terra incognita are worth further exploration. To better understand the new dynamics of these emerging terra incognita, a new framework for integrating space and place will be presented to facilitate our understanding of future cities in a post-pandemic world.
About the Speaker:
Daniel Sui is currently a professor of geography and public & international affairs at Virginia Tech (VT). He also serves as VT’s vice president for research and innovation. Prior to Virginia Tech, Dr. Sui was a distinguished professor at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (2018-2020). He also served as Division Director for Social & Economic Sciences at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) between 2016 and 2018. Sui was an Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor at the Ohio State University (OSU) between 2009 and 2018. While at OSU, he served as Chair of Geography between 2011 and 2015 and Director of the Center for Urban & Regional Analysis (CURA) between 2009 and 2012.
Daniel Sui’s current research interests include a variety of topics related to development of smart cities and social impacts of technological innovations, environmental implications of the emerging sharing economy, fundamental theoretical issues of geographic information science. location-based social media, open/alternative GIS, Deep Web/Darknet, and legal/ethical issues of using geospatial technology in society. Sui was a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow and recipient of both AAG and CPGIS distinguished scholar award.
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