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Technology and Livability: Designing Cities for the Future

As new technologies become more advanced, integrated, and connected; we are encouraged to reimagine our urban landscape and our daily lives within it. The future promises greater connectivity, convenience, and efficiency - but does it truly enhance our livability?

Sensors and data collection enable opportunities to make our lives easier and more connected, new construction materials and innovative methods offer more sustainable and efficient solutions for buildings; and technology-driven infrastructure makes possible unprecedented convenience and accessibility.

In this future, what will transportation be like? Healthcare? Education? Where, and how, will we gather and create community? Further, what are the potential positive, and negative, implications of tools and advances like VR, AI, machine learning, and augmented reality? Most critically, how can we leverage technology to create a better, more positive way of life?

Join us for a presentation and panel discussion on emerging technologies shaping the future of our cities.


  • Hannah Furseth, Design Manager at Gensler
  • Eliot Rose, Technology Strategist at Metro
  • Sce Pike, Founder & CEO of IOTAS
  • Wilf Pinfold, CEO at Urban Systems
  • Becky Steckler, Program Director for Urbanism Next

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Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 8:30am to 10:00am



Urban Land Institute

The Urban Land Institute is a non-profit education and research center representing the full spectrum of land use and real estate development across public, private and non-profit sectors. We are committed to the exchange of ideas, inspiration, and leadership in creating and sustaining thriving communities throughout the world.