The city of the future looks very different from the one that has been the cornerstone of society for the past centuries. The 2015 Strategic Innovation Summit revealed several trends that pose a fundamental change in how citizens use and interact with their city. No longer are cities functioning as a source of infrastructure and services and as a common
Cooper Martin presented preliminary results from the National Leauge of Cities report "Technology and Mobility," which is the first results from their research project "What is the City of the Future." For the pas 100 years, cities have been designed around teh concept of a human driven automobile. This paradigm may be changing in the next 10-20 years with the advent of driverless cars and
A point that is often missed when assessing technology and its impact on society is the business model for implementation/utilization of the technology. Glenn Wintrich and Brian Donnellan are co-investigators on a National Science Foundation grant researching smart cities.
Prof. Brian Donnelan participated in a panel on infrastructure development for cities.
One of the tenets of innovation and creativity is the ability to experiment with new ideas and fail. Experimentation and failure, however, are two words not found in any politician’s campaign promises. Enabling experimentation and managing risk were common themes throughout the Summit. Pilot programs and small initiatives are common in city government.
Richard Cullatta shared an image similar to this one of an unfished building. With it, he highlighted that any citizen would see an unfinished building and immediately feel the need to finish it. But what about those programs in our cities we cannot see that are unfinished?
A panel of entrepreneurs from around the US were assembled and asked about what mattered most to them and their business in the context of the city governance and infrastructure. The answers surprised the participants – what they cared most about was livability. They wanted a city to be a place tha