MIT Industrial Urbanism Symposium


Tim Love¬†was a moderator and respondent in October at MIT’s Industrial Urbanism Symposium for a panel on changing technologies. The panelists included Marty Schmidt, the provost of MIT; Sanjay Sarma, MIT’s director of digital learning; and Calestous Juma of Harvard Kennedy School. After presentations by each of the panelists, Love directed a conversation that explored the potential transformation of urban shipping and delivery services using the growing model of the sharing economy and on-call apps in the spirit of Uber. The conversation also explored¬†the ability of universities like MIT to subsidize the construction and administration of “maker spaces” to connect the university community with local expertise in fabrication.