The Sharing Economy, Smart Housing, and "Hack to the Future"
Friday, January 27, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, January 27, 2017, 9:30 p.m. CST
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The evening discussion will commence with a discourse on the Sharing Economy from Dr. Stacey Sutton. The concepts of the smart city and the sharing economy are at the center of a number of current debates, which touch upon issues like current urbanization trends, the particular economic situation we have faced over the last decade, the spread of connectivity and of new technologies, and the innovation process in general.
Next, a panel on “Smart Housing” will be led by Terran Wilson from Landon Bone Baker, Walker Thisted of Built Worlds, and TBD. This panel will discuss “smart housing strategies” from an energy/ sustainability standpoint (i.e. LEED), as well as from an affordable housing/economically sustainable standpoint. With growing pressure on resources, achieving a sustainable quality of life in cities is one of The United States’ major challenges. Cities of tomorrow need new concepts and materials in sustainable housing and urban mobility to address the challenges of energy efficiency, health, safety, and comfort, as well as environmental impacts. This means that cities need to reduce their total energy consumption, increase their use of renewable energy, and adapt their physical and communication infrastructures.
The Symposium will conclude with “Hack to the Future” speakers, who will provide 20-30 minute presentations about smart technologies and innovations. Steve from CNT, Poonam Gupta from Iyka, Derek Eder, and Steven Philpott.
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