Technology: Smart Cities of the Future

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June 23, 2011 | Toronto, Canada

Humankind is at a turning point in its relationship to technology. As we enter the “Hybrid Age,” characterized by deep human-to-technology interactions, cities are poised to embrace emerging technologies in a push toward sustainable economic growth and innovation.

In this presentation, futurists Ayesha and Parag Khanna describe the evolution of smart cities based on their travels to high-tech urban centres from Portugal to Sweden to South Korea. They will highlight new technologies related to urban efficiency and sustainability, and elaborate on new models of governance for smart cities.

T.H.E. Series explores themes related to Technology, Health and the Environment and the new and critical ways in which they intersect. This speakers series, led by some of the most interesting thinkers in the world, will challenge our views and inspire innovation.

Part I

Part II