The Forum on Future Cities brought together leading thinkers in academia, industry and government from around the world to discuss the most pressing issues of urbanization, and explore how they are being impacted by a wave of new distributed technologies.
The forum was organised by MIT Senseable City Lab and Rockefeller Foundation.
Over the next few decades, the world is preparing to build more urban fabric than has been built by humanity ever before. At the same time, new technologies are disrupting the traditional principles of city making and urban living. This new condition necessitates the creation of innovative partnerships between government, academia, and industry to meet tomorrow’s challenges including higher sustainability, better use of resources and infrastructure, and improved equity and quality of life.