An Emerging Science of Cities and its Significance to Sustainable Development by Luis Bettencourt
About the Speaker
Luis Bettencourt is a leading researcher in urban science and has worked extensively on cities and urbanization. His research emphasizes the creation of new interdisciplinary synthesis to describe cities in quantitative and predictive ways, informed by the growing availability of empirical data worldwide. His research interests also include the modelling of innovation and sustaining in developing human societies, the dynamics of infectious disease and aspects of general information processing in complex systems. This work has identified several general properties of cities in terms of their build-up space, infrastructure networks, innovation, economic productivity and energy use. Professor Bettencourt is the author of over 80 scientific papers and several edited books. The Mansueto Insititute for Urban Innovations aims to bring together programs in the social, natural and computational sciences and in the humanities to enhance the University's strengths in urban scholarship and education. Professor Bettencourt leads the Mansueto Institute in supporting innovative urban research projects while providing rigorous training for the next generation of urban scholars and practitioners.
About CEPT AU Lecture Series
The CEPT AU Lecture Series invites globally renowned intellectuals and professionals to share their work and their experiences with the public at large in Ahmedabad. For further information contact us [email protected] Ahmedabad University (AU), a non-profit private university, offers programs in life sciences, engineering and management and is planning to introduce a liberal arts program. It was found by Ahmedabad Education Society (AES), one of the leading educational foundations of India. CEPT University (CEPT) focuses on understanding, designing, planning, constructing and managing human habitats.