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Future Cities Will Be Reactive

Matt Ball on October 9, 2014 - in Announcement, Corporate, Smart Cities

The Cities Summit, organised by RE.WORK, will take place over two days on 4-5 December, at The Crystal, London, and will showcase the opportunities of accelerating technologies and their impact on our urban areas.

By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. What will this really look like? How will our urban landscapes change? What impact will this have on infrastructure, communities and citizens? At the RE.WORK Cities Summit we’ll explore how emerging technologies such as advancing robot-human interaction, digital installations, ‘living, responsive cities’, sensors and environmental monitoring, mobile robots, pocket drones, urban data collection and 3D printed materials will change our cities to ensure they are sustainable and efficient in the future.

The summit will take place at The Crystal, a sustainable cities initiative by Siemens, and one of the world’s greenest buildings. Industry leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and startups will come together to explore the cutting-edge technologies on the horizon that are going to disrupt and inspire change for our future cities. Meet fellow innovators with the same passion to reshape our future cities.

Discussions will include:

  • Interactive Installations, Digital Interface & the Crowd
  • Automation in the City: Robotics & the Pocket Drone
  • Supplying Power to the Off-Grid World
  • Synthetic Biology & The Living City
  • Wellness, Happiness and Re-Imagining the City
  • Smart Cities: Where are we now and where are we headed?

Mirko Presser, Head of Research & Innovation at Smart City Lab, Alexandra Institute, said: “Sharing our experiences at high quality events should be a priority to all of us. I am looking forward to doing just that at RE.WORK Cities Summit in London.”

Oluwaseyi Sosanya, Founder, Sosafresh, who will be presenting the 3D Weaver at the Summit, said: “I am most looking forward to sharing my work with an audience from diverse backgrounds and the opportunity for true cross pollution of ideas.”

The agenda will also feature:

  • Usman Haque, Founder, Umbrellium & Thingful. Trained as an architect, he has created responsive environments, interactive installations, digital interface devices and dozens of mass-participation initiatives throughout the world.
  • Daniel Becerra, Managing Director, Buffalo Grid. Buffalo Grid brings power as a service to off grid communities enabling all those mobile phones which the UN identified as the biggest contributors to economic growth in these regions.
  • Andrew Hudson-Smith, Director of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London. Andrew’s contribution to knowledge and outreach in the fields of the Internet of Things, smart cities, big data, digital geography, urban planning and the built environment have been wide ranging with an impact strategy focused on policy, outreach and public understanding of science.
  • Alberto T. Estevez, Director, Genetic Barcelona Project. Alberto explores cities that learn from the ideas and advantages of nature and new technologies in science, biology and genetics that can give us the possibility to re-think and re-work our cities.
  • Anna Mavrogianni, Lecturer in Sustainable Building & Urban Design, The Bartlett, UCL. Anna’s research includes energy efficient retrofit technologies; building energy use modelling; the adaptation of the built environment to a warming climate; the impact of urban heat islands and climate change on energy use, thermal comfort and health.
  • Jonathan Steel, CEO, Change London. Jonathan has created a new model of technology-enabled not-for-profit organisation, which is helping to improve health, liveability, and economic outcomes for urban centres – primarily in London but increasingly in other cities.
  • Larissa Suzuki, PhD in Software Systems Engineering, University College London. Larissa will explore the architectural design and business models for ultralarge and highly interconnected systems which have the power to orchestrate people, technology, and organizations into socio-technical ecosystems that remain, even on large scale, flexible and innovative.

Tickets & Registration

Early Bird passes end on 10 October. For further information and to register, go to: re-work.co/cities

Tickets for startups, students and academics are available for reduced rates.

Teams can also attend for discounted rates – 20% off for teams of 3+ and 30% off for teams of 5+. Email hello@re-work.co to make the booking.

About RE.WORK

RE.WORK is a platform of summits bringing together breakthrough technology, cutting-edge science and entrepreneurship shaping the future of business and society. For more information, view the full line-up of events here: re-work.co

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