The 2011 TEDxPhilly conference examined vast interpretations of the theme “The City” on Tuesday, November 8. Temple University Director of the Center for Design+Innovation Youngjin Yoo has an excellent “A city as a computing platform’ talk.
Youngjin Yoo’s challenge to technologists: let’s re-imagine cities as computing platforms. Yoo believes cities are the most exciting, complex and compelling human-made objects. As digital citizens, we have the opportunity to change the future of our cities; we can utilize new technologies to address and solve societal problems. Generative design and technology can drive cities into the future, building urban information architecture systems alongside advancements in city planning, the construction of buildings and other infrastructure.