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Wed 23 Sep 2015, 7:00pm–8:00pm

Where: University of Canterbury, Ilam Road, Ilam, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Admission: Free

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Dr Malcolm Campbell, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography and Director of GeoHealth Laboratory
- What is a smart city?
- Is the smart city a threat or an opportunity?
- Could a smarter city improve your health?

Imagine we had the possibility of rebuilding a city. Imagine the possibility of obtaining continuous flows of data about traffic or air pollution from technology built into the city. Then, think about linking those numbers to your health conditions. This is the idea behind a health pilot project based on a smart city network here in Christchurch.

The story that will be told will focus on how we join seemingly disparate sets of numbers together. In this instance the data are location based environmental measurements, including particulate (PM10), ambient temperature and humidity, usage of medication and other health data.

The key question is, does all this smart technology benefit our health?

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