We are perpetually reminded that the era of “smart” everything is upon us. But how does this affect the buildings we inhabit and the city through which we navigate every day? The vision of the “smart city” as an integrated system will only work if there is a comprehensive understanding of how these technologies interact in a realistic application. What does a functioning smart city, fully integrated with its built environment and infrastructure look like? What is the optimal intersection of personalized digital technology, construction techniques, and building management, mechanical and transportation systems? This intensive workshop went beyond the hype and dove into the specifics, as experts from a wide array of related disciplines interrogated the assumptions behind “smart” offerings, and delivered welcome, cohesive thought leadership on the topic.

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When: Monday, 28 October 2019, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel at the Aqua Tower

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Workshop Program

Mills Workshop Chair: Shonn Mills
Managing Director, Whitby Wood Mills
1:00 pm Arrival & Coffee
1:30 pm Welcome
1:40 pm


Andrew Brahney

Andrew Brahney

Head of SMART Futures, Ramboll
“SMART UX: Engineering User Experience”
Danielle Dy Buncio

Danielle Dy Buncio

CEO, VIATechnik, LLC
“BIM as the Digital Enabler for Smart Cities”
2:40 pm Coffee/Tea Break
3:00 pm


Luke Leung

Luke Leung

Principal, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
“Smart Building and Smart City Design: The Next Generation”
Hans Neubert

Hans Neubert

Digital Experience Design Leader, Principal, Gensler
“Designing for Engagement: Why Smart Cities Should be Human Cities”
4:00 pm Q&A Session
4:30 pm Discussion on Next Steps
4:50 pm Closing Remarks
5:00 pm Workshop End

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