Smart Cities Student Design Competition: The Finals

Monday, May 8, 2017 | 2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Attendees will be able to see some of the latest ideas related to "smart cities" and network with like-minded planners in the finals of the Smart Cities Student Design Competition.

Co-sponsored by the Divisions Council and Student Representatives Council, interdisciplinary teams have worked together over the course of the competition to apply placed-based technologies to a specific site in New York City.

Five finalists will present their ideas (be sure to check out their posters beforehand in the Planning Expo) and compete for a $1,000 award. Come cheer them on!

Meet the Competition Finalists

Kansas State University – Smart CATS
New York University – Adaptive Strategies
University of California, Los Angeles – UCLA MURPs
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – The All-Nighters
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – L.E.A.P.



Robert Kerns , AICP , City of Alexandria , Alexandria , VA
Ellen Forthofer , IndyGo (Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation) , Indianapolis , IN (see bio)
Matthew Bucchin , AICP , Halff Associates, Inc. , Austin , TX (see bio)