How do cities best evolve? Through smart planning, human centric design, public transportation, using better technology to make informed decisions...

New Horizons: Cities of The Future, How Will We Work, Live and Play?

Location:

Level 6 Terrace Entrance (Circular Quay West Side)
2000 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia
Cities of The Future

Event Details

How do cities best evolve?

Through smart planning, human centric design, public transportation, using better technology to make informed decisions, or all of the above? 

Do people even want to live in cities anymore?

We’ve all heard of liveable cities, but what makes a loveable city?  

With an epidemic of loneliness sweeping the globe, escalating house prices, the pressure of high-density living, increasing demand for affordable housing and diminishing open, green space, it’s time to ask what role the city should play as a place of belonging and community.

Join us for lunch and listen to the perspectives of four global leaders on what we can hope from cities in the future and what changes we need to start making now. This discussion is ideal for urban planners, architects, government officials and business leaders as well as for those curious as to the city-wide impacts of developments in AI, big data and cultural capital. 

Professor Genevieve Bell is the world’s leading cultural anthropologist and an expert in AI who brings a unique outlook to any talk about technology, people and future planning. Genevieve has over 20 years of experience working for Intel Corporation in Silicon Valley. She has also graced the world stages with the likes of Jeff Bezos talking about the impact of AI on humanity. Genevieve is the director of the newly established 3Ai Institute at the Australian National University and continues at Intel Corporation as Vice President and Senior Fellow.

Genevieve will present a 20 minute keynote on the latest developments in AI and new technologies, how they will shape our daily lives and the cities and the ways in which we might have to respond.

After the keynote we will hear three short case studies from Mayor Mike Rawlings of Dallas, Texas, USA, Mayor Betsy Price of Fort Worth, Texas, USA and Dale Dickson the CEO Gold Coast, Australia.These cities have undergone transformations and are now economic and cultural hot spots as well as being great places to live. Come and hear key lessons from their success.

Join us for this fascinating conversation over lunch and there will plenty of time for your questions.

 

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Access and Inclusion

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

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