Regenerative Futures: From Cyborg trees to smarter greener cities.

Regenerative Futures: From Cyborg trees to smarter greener cities.

About the event

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 12:00 PM - Tuesday, December 12, 2023 1:00 PM

2A52 and online

We’re happy to invite you to this final CCIT seminar of the year, where we host the brilliant Natalie Gulsrud with her talk: Realizing Re-generative Futures: from cyborg trees to smarter greener cities. Natalie is an Associated Professor at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management (section Landscape Architecture & Planning), University of Copenhagen.

We are currently in a moment where society is deeply engaged in understanding the social, economic, and ethical consequences of AI and specifically the rapid advancements of generative AI. Yet critical attention is also deserved to the impacts of AI and generative AI on environmental governance from the urban to the planetary scale. The main aim of this talk is to open a discussion regarding if AI supports or hinders social and ecological resilience. This is done by tracing the development and governance of 'smart nature,' and analyzing whose sustainability is prioritized in smart natures and ultimately how the drive for resource optimization is balanced with calls for justice and equity.

The event is open to all and no registration is required.