On Monday, June 6, from 8 am to 6 pm, The Rockefeller Foundation co-sponsored a one-day forum hosted by the National Building Museum to explore the intersection of data, technology, and cities. The forum will engage thought leaders, government officials, and the public to think about how to use existing and emerging technologies to improve our built environment. From the historic National Building Museum Hall in Washington, D.C., the forum was broadcast live.
Dr. Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation, was on a panel at the Forum. Topics on the Forum's agenda include:
Dr. Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation
What Makes an Intelligent City?
The City as a Lab
Engaging the Broader Community
Regionally Thinking: Transportation, Affordability, and Equity
Imagining a Healthier City
Community and Social Interaction in the Wireless City
Designing a Collaborative Built Environment
The scale and complexity of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the world are unprecedented, and so are our tools for understanding them. Intelligent Cities — funded by The Rockefeller Foundation — explores the intersection of information technology and urban design to understand where we are, where we want to be, and how to get there.
National Building Museum's overview on Intelligent Cities:
Zia Khan, vice president of strategy and evaluation at The Rockefeller Foundation, who is also an adviser for the National Building Museum's Intelligent Cities initiative, describes the Foundation's work in urbanization: