Smarter Cities, Smarter Thinking
21 & 22 June 2012, Central London
Day 1: Thursday 21 June: ‘People and Place’
Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm
Hosted by IPC Media
Changing mindsets is one of the key issues in creating a smart city. Day 1 explores how the Open House concept successfully addresses engagement, identity and citizenship in the development of cities, both present and future.
- Andy C Pratt, Professor of Culture, Media and Economy, Kings College London
- Steven Cornwell, Cornwell Brand and Communications Agency, Melbourne
- Alon Bin Nun, Curator of Houses from Within
- Janice Moret, Director Open House Barcelona
- Nathalie Weadick, Director, Irish Architecture Foundation, Dublin
- Ellen Ryan, Interim Executive Director, Open House New York
Many definitions of a ‘sustainable city’ include a statement about ‘people’ being at its heart, yet in reality they are often not incorporated effectively. Only by integrating people, place and practice as a two-way process, can fundamental and lasting change be achieved for our cities. Collaboration between practitioners and the industry to develop solutions is therefore paramount.
This conference, hosted by Open House Worldwide, aims to highlight examples of smarter and creative thinking in the way existing cities are being made more sustainable for the future, showcasing more holistic approaches that generate social and economic alongside environmental benefits. It brings together professionals from the built environment and technology, energy and sustainability sectors and Open House cities.