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A symposium presented by ETH Zurich

Responsive Cities  
Photo: Future Cities Laboratory, Singapore-ETH Centre

Responsive Cities allow the direct engagement of citizens in the planning and management of their present and future environment, enabled by the advancement of good governance and progress in information and communication technology. We present examples of cities from the US, Asia and Europe that are on the verge to become responsive. We show similarities and differences between their starting positions and their approaches.

Dynamic planning and citizen integration differentiate the Responsive City from the Smart City:  cities become first smart and then responsive. The ICT industry developed the Smart Cities concept as an opportunity to contribute to the improvement of city safety and management. Data for the Responsive City come from smart buildings, smart infrastructure and other smart environments. Those are human made structures that are monitored, metered, networked and controlled in areas of interest to the owners, builders and managers.

Monday, April 11, 2016
4:00 pm

The Tech Museum of Innovation
201 South Market St, San Jose, CA 95113



4:00 pm Welcome
4:10 pm Presentations
  Gerhard Schmitt "From Smart Cities to Responsive Cities”  
  Antje Kunze "CloudCities for Designing Better Cities"
  Eva-Maria Friedrich "Interactive Design Tools for Architecture and Urban Design"
Eve Edelstein "From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Neuro-Architecture of Responsive Design"
5:30 pm Moderated Panel Discussion
6:00 pm Networking Reception


Gerhard Schmitt, Professor for Information Architecture, ETH Zurich, principal investigator on big data informed urban design at the ETH Future Cities Laboratory

Eve Edelstein, Director, Human Experience Lab, Perkins+Will  

Eva-Maria Friedrich, Architect and Software Engineer, Google

Antje Kunze, CEO, SmarterBetter Cities

Responsive Cities - Smart Cities "Input / Output" with Gerhard Schmitt, ETH Zurich
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