An Urbanism for the Smart City

APA Kentucky Chapter


Thursday, May 18, 2017
9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. CDT

CM | 1.50

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The Internet and its connected technologies is rapidly changing how we plan and what we plan for. Explore how the Internet is reshaping cities and what the planning profession can do to thoughtfully incorporate technology’s widespread influence into thriving places. 

This session will accomplish 3 main objectives:

1. Understand the Internet's influence in shaping the built environment, with particular focus on a city's economy and transportation network (ie autonomous vehicles).

2. Examine which aspects of our planning and zoning are prepared and ill-equipped to fully capitalize on the impact of the Internet or effectively safeguard ourselves from certain aspects of it. Identify ways we can avoid planning for a future that simply won't exist in its current form (ie around the car).

3. Establish a framework of development patterns that cities can use for building neighborhoods in a web-enriched future. 


Joe Nickol

Invited Speaker

Joe leads urban design and development strategy efforts as a Senior Associate for Columbus-based MKSK. His focus is on the regeneration of our towns, cities, and neighborhoods and using the lessons of those places to inform the design of new districts and towns that are inherently highly adaptable and resilient ... Read More

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