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Thursday, February 16, 2012

8:00 am – 8:45 am


8:45 am – 8:50 am


Mona Fouad, MD, MPH
Professor and Director, UAB Division of Preventive Medicine

8:50 am – 9:00 am

Official Opening of the Inaugural UAB SSC Symposium

The Honorable William Bell, JD, Mayor, City of Birmingham

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Why UAB Medicine Should be Involved in Smart City Planning

Ray Watts, MD, Senior Vice President and Dean, UAB School of Medicine

9:15 am – 9:30 am

Welcome to UAB. A Greener City

Dr. Carol Z. Garrison, PhD, President, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

9:30 am – 9:45 am

Developing a Smarter Birmingham: Successes and Future Plans

The Honorable William Bell, JD, Mayor, City of Birmingham

9:45 am – 10:00 am

Health and Livability of Cities

Monica Baskin, PhD, Associate Professor, UAB Division of Preventive Medicine

10:00 am – 10:15 am


10:15 am – 10:45 am

Good City Design for a Better City

Oscar E. Diaz, Co-Founder & President, Global Solutions Dynamic Plus (GSD+)

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Factors Influencing Economic Development in the Region

Brian Hilson, President & CEO, Birmingham Business Alliance

11:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Towards a More Sustainable and Happier City

Enrique Peñalosa, Former Mayor, City of Bogotá, Colombia

11:45 am - 12:45pm


12:45 pm – 1:15 pm

“The Real Time City” and the Future of Urban Life

Carlo Ratti, Professor and Director, MIT SENSEable City Lab

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

C40/CCI Worldwide Strategic Support for Low Greenhouse Cities

Manuel F. Olivera, Director in Latin America of the Hybrid Test Bus Program
Clinton Foundation

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Catalyzing Innovation: UAB Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center

Fouad H. Fouad, PhD, Professor and Chair
UAB Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm


2:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Panel Discussion: Birmingham, Sustainable and Smart City: From Concept to Reality

Cathy Crenshaw Sloss Real Estate
Oscar E. Diaz GSD+
Frank Franklin, MD, PhD UAB School of Public Health
Manuel Olivera Clinton Foundation
Enrique Peñalosa Former Mayor, City of Bogotá
Carlo Ratti MIT SENSEable City Lab

David Klock, PhD Dean, UAB School of Business
Linda Lucas, PhD Interim UAB Provost

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks

The Impact of UAB Interdisciplinary Research Centers in Alabama’s Economic Development

Richard Marchase, PhD, UAB Vice President of Research and Economic Development

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


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