Thursday, March 22, 2018

(With delayed start to accommodate weather and road conditions.)


lunch + introduction

Eric Gordon, Engagement Lab, Emerson College
Beth Coleman, City as Platform Lab, University of Waterloo


Governing the Smart City

What is the role of the public sector in governing the design and implementation of the smart city?

Gabriella Gómez-MontDirector and Founder, Laboratorio para la Cuidad, Mexico City
Kate Garman, Smart City Coordinator, City of Seattle
Steve Walter, Program Director, Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston

Moderated by Beth Coleman


workshop I: framing the smart city


Coffee Break


Data Infrastructures

What kinds of safeguards and opportunities need to be built into the management and organization of civic data? What are the roles of privacy and net neutrality?

Kade Crockford, Director, Technology for Liberty Program, ACLU of Massachusetts
Sari Ladin, Chief Data Officer, City of Los Angeles
Adam Forman, Chief Policy and Data Officer, Office of the New York City Comptroller

Moderated by John Harlow


Community Voices

What are the risks and opportunities for vulnerable communities in the smart city? How can we assure that all voices are heard?

Ceasar McDowell, Professor of Civic Design, MIT
Layman Lee, Neighborhood Development and Placemaking Manager, Community Solutions
Diane Douglas, Executive Director, Seattle City Club

Moderated by Eric Gordon


Coffee + Pastries Break


Workshop II: Civic Participation


Cocktail Reception at Park


Friday, March 23, 2018


Coffee + Breakfast


Civic Imagination

What are the best ways of imagining a responsive city? In an era where landing Amazon's new HQ holds the biggest promise for smart city boosters, what methods can we use to realign the smart city with democratic values?

V. Mitch McEwen, Partner, A(n) Office + Principal, McEwen Studio
Stephen Gray, Assistant Professor of Urban Design, Harvard GSD; Co-Chairman, 100 Resilient Cities
Catherine D’Ignazio, Assistant Professor of Data Visualization and Civic Media, Emerson College

Moderated by Beth Coleman


Coffee Break


Design Charrette


Closing Remarks