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Urban Tech Prototype Grant Awardees to Explore Air Quality, Monetizing Geolocation Data, and Intergenerational Storytelling

January 10, 2022

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Presented by Taubman College

The recipients of the inaugural Urban Technology Prototype Grants have different foci with a common connection: the belief that technology can improve life for people who live and work in cities. That’s exactly the idea behind the program, which announced in fall 2021 that it was seeking proposals for experimental software and hardware projects that offer new ways to engage with, think about, and push the limits of self-governance within communities and collectives, privacy in public space, and/or feedback loops within the built environment. “Prototype Grant winning projects ask: how can automated data collection improve environmental justice? How can individuals have more control over their personal data and its use? How might children be invited to create their dream cities? Collectively these show the direction of research and thinking we are pursuing in the urban technology program at Taubman College,” said Bryan Boyer, director of the Bachelor of Science in Urban Technology program and assistant professor of practice in architecture.

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