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Studio-X NYC kicks off X-Cities 1: Making the Case for Smart

Tonight, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) Studio-X NYC welcomes Fast Company’s Greg Lindsay and the Institute for the Future’s Anthony Townsend for the first of a new series of events focused on the “smart city”.

“Lindsay and Townsend are calling the series “X-Cities,” where X marks the spot at which information technology and mega-urbanization converge. In this first session, the pair will lay out their respective cases for the top-down, intelligent design of “smart cities” versus the bottom-up evolution of crowd-sourced “civic laboratories.” Is information technology a real tool for city-building? And, if so, what is its bright and/or scary future?”

This event will begin at 6:30PM at 180 Varick Street in New York. It is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. Continue reading for more information.

“Lindsay and Townsend will also lay the groundwork for future X-Cities sessions this spring, which feature a stellar list of participants responding to questions on how the relationship between cities and government is being reshaped by ubiquitous computing, what role the private sector will play, how smart technology might redesign the physical fabric of the city, and what the limits on data sharing in tomorrow’s open cities should be.”

“The entire series promises to be a lively, intriguing, and potentially contentious extended discussion: don’t miss the kick-off today!”

X-Cities 1: Making the Case for Smart Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 6:30-8:30pm Studio-X NYC, 180 Varick St., Suite 1610 (MAP)

Don’t miss these other free events happening this week at Studio-X NYC:

Megacities and Meta-Cities: Global Urban Design Studies and Research in Local Schools Thursday, February 23, 2012, 9:30am-8:00pm Studio-X NYC Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

Via Studio-X NYC
Via Studio-X NYC

“Studio-X NYC is delighted to host a day-long symposium organized by Antonella Contin, D. Graham Shane, and Giovanna Santamaria, on sustainable models for growing and shrinking territories.”

A Hands-On Guide to 3D Holographic Prints Friday, February 24, 2012, 5:00-6:30pm Studio-X NYC Free and open to the public. No RSVP required.

“Drop by Studio-X NYC to see Zebra Imaging demonstrate their cutting-edge 3D digital holographic printing technologies, and discuss its applications in architecture, engineering, and national defense. This will be an awesome opportunity to see the holographs in action and learn about ZScape, Zebra’s proprietary image-processing software.”

Cite:Karissa Rosenfield. "Studio-X NYC kicks off X-Cities 1: Making the Case for Smart" 21 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/210314/studio-x-nyc-kicks-off-x-cities-1-making-the-case-for-smart/>