After a call for proposals in the Environment, Smart Cities, Territory and Mobility research theme, the OBVIA Scientific Committee unanimously decided on September 17 to recommend Professor Shin Koseki as co-head researcher of this research theme. He joins Professor Thierry Badard, from Université Laval, to co-lead this research theme and to continue to advance OBVIA’s research on the societal impacts of AI and digital technology in these fields.
Shin Koseki is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Planning – School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture of the Université de Montréal and holds the UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape at the Université de Montréal. His research focuses on issues of justice and sustainability within urban territories, on the integration of artificial intelligence in the design and planning process, and on the development of an interactive democracy at the service of citizens.
We wish him a warm welcome!