With the surge of new technological innovations, we are witnessing a drastic shift in how we interact with each other and with the built environment. At the brink of a new era, it’s easy to focus on the opportunities: how to make something faster, more efficient, more personalized, more automated, more data-driven, etc. However, because we are at a critical point where the decisions we make now will fundamentally change what our future cities look like, it is essential for us to pause and ask ourselves what problems we are trying to solve—and to what end.
Join us for a conversation with three leaders in the field of data science, mobility, and civic technology.
This discussion is part of BSA Space's current exhibition, Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies. The exhibition explores how technology influences our urban experience and the possibilities to focus emerging technologies towards the human experience and develop best urban practices to make our cities more livable, equitable, and sustainable.
2 LU/HSW AIA credits are available.
Eric Gordon, Executive Director at the Engagement Lab, Professor at Emerson College
Ben Green, Author of The Smart Enough City: Putting Technology in Its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future, PhD Candidate at Harvard University
Andrew Salzberg, Head of Transportation Policy and Research at Uber, Loeb Fellow at Harvard University
Sae Kim AIA, Associate Principal at CBT
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Thank you to the American Institute of Architects for supporting this exhibition through the AIA exhibition grant.