Computational Social Science Research Colloquium /Colloquium in Computational and Data Sciences – Computational Modelling of Slums: Progress & Challenges – Andrew Crooks
Computational Social Science Research Colloquium /
Colloquium in Computational and Data Sciences
Andrew Crooks, Assoc. Professor
Department of Computational and Data Sciences
George Mason University
Computational Modelling of Slums: Progress & Challenges
Friday, December 7, 3:00 p.m.
Center for Social Complexity, 3rd Floor Research Hall
All are welcome to attend.
Over the last 50 years the world has increasingly become more urbanized, much of this growth has occurred in less developed countries, which often lack the resources to accommodate such growth. This has led to the growth of slums, which is estimated to be home for other 1 Billion people. The UN-Habitat projects slum population to double by 2030, which would make them home for 2 in 5 people living in cities. In this talk I will introduce slums, discuss their growth, and provide an overview on what progress has been made to studying and modeling them. This will lead to a discussion of a series of key challenges that need to be addressed if we are to tackle slums from a computational perspective.