Cities historically succeed or fail based on their ability to adapt to the needs of their citizens. From the Italian city states of the 1500s to technology-driven smart cities of 2016, building better communities always required a human-centric design methodology. We need a keen intuition of what solutions will enhance the users experience in a car, home or city. Rich data, while important, will not provide the value and warmth to build an inhabitable city.
Gary Schwartz, award-winning author, will share insight and lessons from the past that can inform our future investments.