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Urban Studies launches a new podcast, Temporarily Urbane.

First up: “Sticking Your Neck Out” – a discussion among three URB alums who have had the experience of running for elected office.

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Panel: 5G can enable smart cities—but at what cost?

Canada is racing to roll out 5G technologies nation-wide. Delaying the rollout of 5G risks putting Canada at a technological and innovation deficit, but overzealous implementation can lead to unforeseen consequences. 5G will propel smart-city technologies that improve urban and rural life—but the roadmap is still unclear.

Suhayya Abu-Hakima, Co-Founder, President and CEO Amika Mobile Corporation.
Stéphane Gagnon, Vice-President of the Communications Research Centre’s Applications and Performance Wireless branch University.
Rodney Vaughan, Sierra Wireless Professor in Communications at Engineering Science, Simon Fraser University.

Moderator: Fred Popowich, scientific director, SFU’s Big Data Initiative

 

Wednesday, October 30

6:30  – 8:30 pm

Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre

5G can enable smart cities—but at what cost?

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