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Future Cities Forum: Public Keynotes

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Horticulture Building @ Lansdowne Park

1525 Princess Patricia Way

Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3

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Artengine and Impact Hub Ottawa are partnering with the National Capital Commission Urbanism Lab to present this public keynote event to kick off the Future Cities Forum. We have asked three guest speakers - with dramatically different perspectives - to share with us their speculations on what is in store for our future cities.


Keynote speakers

Madeline Ashby

Science fiction writer and futurist
Author of Company Town (2016 Canada Reads finalist)

Ken Greenberg

Urban designer and advisor to Google’s Sidewalk Labs
Author of Walking Home: The Life and Lessons of A City Builder

Tracey Lauriault

Researcher and professor of critical media and big data
Co-editor of Understanding Spatial Media


Event & venue details

  • Doors open at 6:30pm; event starts at 7:00pm
  • Keynotes will be offered with simultaneous translation
  • Cash bar will be available
  • The venue is wheelchair accessible and is served by OC Transpo routes 1 and 7 (you can ride for free if you show your printed Eventbrite ticket)
  • Underground parking is available and can be accessed via Bank St or Queen Elizabeth Driveway


Context

Over 80% of Canadians live in urban areas – a percentage that is expected to increase. Our cities are facing a tremendous pace and scale of change, driven by rapid advances in ‘smart city’ technologies with limitless potential for disruption.

But is ‘disruption’ necessarily a good thing? Who is included or excluded from the benefits of a smart city? Will algorithms eliminate or perpetuate bias, prejudice, and inequality? What will these disruptions mean for our economy, culture, and social fabric? And how will we respond and rise to the challenges it presents?

The Future Cities Forum is organized by Artengine and Impact Hub Ottawa, two non-profit organizations that foster collaborative communities of entrepreneurial and creative talent in the nation's capital. Visit futurecitiesforum.ca for more information.

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Horticulture Building @ Lansdowne Park

1525 Princess Patricia Way

Ottawa, ON K1S 5J3

Canada

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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