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Law and Change: Smart Cities and Sustainability

Date: 8 June 2022

Time: 11:00 - 12:30 (UK time)

Venue: Online

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The British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is collaborating with the Center for AI and Data Governance (CAIDG) of the Singapore Management University on a series of webinars on 'Law and Change'. Law and Change is a series designed to discuss how global crises are changing law and how law and legal services can assist in the orderly management of global change.

The next event will be looking at the topic of Smart Cities and Sustainability, and will focus on the question of undervaluing social infrastructure in smart cities as a platform for looking at more than efficiencies in urban design. Smart cities are currently considered 'smart' because of their use of AI tech and mass data sharing. This is directed towards the enhancement of physical infrastructure associated with urban development and modernisation. Much of this development is at the cost of established neighbourhoods and traditional ways of living. If AI and big data can be redirected to improving social infrastructure (such as neighbourhood cohesion and identity, bonds of trust, improvements in the human face of living spaces) then there can be a correction in the image of AI as destructive of social bonds.

The 'Law and Change: Smart Cities and Sustainability' webinar is organised by Prof. Eva Lein, Director of the Centre of Comparative Law of BIICL, and Prof. Mark Findlay, Director of the CAIDG.


Prof. Mark Findlay, Director of the CAIDG


  • Prof. Iria Giuffrida, William & Mary Law School
  • Prof. Grégory Kalflèche, Toulouse 1 University
  • Prof. Beatriz Botero Arcila, Sciences Po Law School
  • Prof. Päivi Korpisaari, University of Helsinki
  • Dr Tiago de Melo Cartaxo, University of Exeter and NOVA School of Law


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Pricing and Registration

This event is free to attend but pre-registration is required. 

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.


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