Urban Artificial Intelligence (AI): Panel Discussion and Workshop
April 11 2023
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
Richard Murray Design Building Planning Exhibition Space ( Room 3105). 5257 Morris Street, Halifax, NS
Enter the main doors off Morris street. Once in the building proceed immediately left to access the stairs to the third floor. To access the elevator, proceed straight through them main doors and walk straight following the curved wall on your left. Turn left and walk to the end to find the elevator.


Have you ever wondered about the role Artificial Intelligence (AI) can have in urban planning?

Join us for a Panel Discussion and Workshop on Urban Artificial Intelligence on April 11th, 11:15-12:15 pm ADT (virtual panel discussion) and/or 12:15-12:45 pm ADT (in-person workshop) to explore the ways in which AI is transforming our cities and shaping the future of urban life!

Our event will start with a panel discussion with some of the brightest minds in the field, including Alex Lougheed from the City of Toronto and Marietta Le from MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, along with an opening message by Dr. Teresa Heffernan. They will guide us through the opportunities and challenges presented by AI, as well as some of the ethical and social implications of this rapidly advancing technology.

Following, we will have a workshop where you will be able to explore different AI technologies and learn how they can be applied to real-world urban problems.


The full event will take place on Tuesday April 11th, 11:15am-12:45pm. The Panel will be available virtually and in-person from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm Atlatic Time, and the workshop will continue in-person from 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm. This event is being organized by Master of Planning students at Dalhousie University.

Virtual venue: Microsoft Teams Webinar Event. Link for the virtual panel discussion will be sent out a day before the event. Please RSVP Above. In-person venue: Richard Murray Design Building, Room 3105 at Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS). Please RSVP Above.

The following seminar description was generated using the AI Language Model Chat GPT:

Join us for an insightful panel discussion about the intersection of artificial intelligence and urban planning, and how it's changing the way we design and build our cities. Our expert panelists will delve into the ethical considerations, winners and losers, implications, best practices, and futures of AI in planning and design.

Marietta Le from MIT, Teresa Hefernan from SMU, and Alex Lougheed from the City of Toronto bring their diverse backgrounds and expertise to the table. Teresa will discuss the risk of perpetuating biases and exacerbating inequality through AI. Alex and Marietta will be our panelists and discuss how AI can transform our cities. As technology continues to advance, it's critical that we examine its impact on society and ensure that it's used for the greater good.

The panelists will explore the benefits and challenges of AI in urban planning, including the potential for increased efficiency and sustainability. They will also discuss real-world applications of AI in cities, from urban design to public safety.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how AI is shaping the future of our urban landscape, and to hear from leading experts in the field. Register now for the Urban AI panel discussion and workshop!