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Smart Cities Beyond Technology
When you think of what a Smart City is, the natural inclination would be to imagine driverless cars whizzing through streets, bike sharing schemes, talking fridges, and the use of Big Data as big brother. Such a utopian (or dystopian) vision is largely based on technology - specifically information and communication technology (ICT) and the Internet of Things (IoT), and imagines a future where lives are made easier and more productive – thanks to technology. However, amongst all the talk of technological innovations in Smart Cities, it is easy to overlook the important roles governance, culture and community engagement plays in enabling smart practices to take place. Furthermore, as the needs of city dwellers around the world vary, so too do definitions of what makes a Smart City. In this lecture, Prof Pomeroy considers different case studies from around the World - investigating their unique characteristics, and ultimately asking whether such environments really enhance our daily lives.
6:30 - 7:00 PM | Registration
7:00 - 7:30 PM | Screening
7:30 - 8:00 PM | Talk and Q&A
Join us for light refreshments provided by Humanscale after the talk!
** Free via registration for tickets, on first come first basis.
About The Host
Prof. Jason Pomeroy is an award-winning architect, academic, author and TV personality at the forefront of the sustainable built environment agenda. He graduated with Bachelor and Post-Graduate degrees with distinction from the Canterbury School of Architecture; received his Masters degree from Cambridge University, and his PhD from the University of Westminster. He is the Founding Principal of Evidence - Based Interdisciplinary Sustainable Design firm Pomeroy Studio; and sustainable education provider, Pomeroy Academy. Jason also works to raise awareness of the cultural role architecture plays in society. He is a consultant and host of the popular architecture / travel TV series’ 'City Time Traveller' (Series 1 & 2) and 'City Redesign', which has aired throughout Asia and the Middle East
About Smart Cities 2.0
Jason travels the world to find what it truly means to be a Smart City. The 8-part TV series will explore some of the world's most reknown smart cities, and how they combine technology, culture, history and tradition to make them smarter and more efficient. Smart Cities 2.0 airs on Channel NewsAsia on the 4th March 2017 at 8:30PM. Find about more here.
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