\ Urban Imagination and Social Innovation Through Design and Science – Committee For Sydney


Urban Imagination and Social Innovation Through Design and Science

November 20, 2018

20 November, 2018
Kindly Hosted by the WSP at the Four Seasons Hotel

As layers of networks and digital information blanket urban space, new approaches to the study of the built environment are emerging. The way we describe and understand cities is being radically transformed—as are the tools we use to design them.

To explore this, Committee for Sydney was delighted to hold an event with Professor of Urban Technologies and Planning, and Director, SENSEable City Lab at MIT, Carlo Ratti. Carlo and the team at SENSEable City Lab develop and deploy tools to learn about cities—so that cities can learn about us. Carlo has also been featured in Wired Magazine’s “Smart List”, Blueprint Magazine included him among the “25 People who will Change the World of Design,” and Fast Company named him as one of the “50 Most Influential Designers in America.”

Following his presentation, Carlo was joined a high profile panel for further discussion.

  • Jess Miller | Councillor, City of Sydney
  • Prof. Pascal Perez | Director, SMART Infrastructure Facility, The University of Wollongong
  • Richard Palmer | Director – Sustainability, WSP
  • Bruce Taper | Director, Kinesis (as moderator)

The Committee would like to thank WSP for generously hosting this event.

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