30 October 2019
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

From the days of “garden city” suburbs envisioned at the turn of the 19th into the 20th century, developers, planners and architects have conceived of utopian cities characterized by convenience, walkability and a balanced quality of life. The 21st-century edition of the “garden city” is the “smart city,” in which a catalogue of technology is mustered into service of similar concepts of social order, environmental stewardship, and indeed, convenience and a low-friction daily life for residents. This session assembles the practitioners spearheading the development of smart cities in diverse locations across the globe, to discuss frankly the successes and setbacks in the quest for better living through technology.

Session Chair: Daniele Vezzoli
Project Manager, Zeidler Architecture Inc., Toronto
Marianthi Tatari
Associate Director, UNStudio, Amsterdam
Tom Murcott
Executive Director and Board Member, NeWAY Capital, Washington D.C.