By Adam Beck | Program Lead, Future of Place
Our Future of Place partner, the University of Oregon (UO), has been facilitating a world leading research program for the past five+ years trying to further understand the key challenges cities face is understanding the range of areas that are being affected or will be affected by emerging technologies, and how these areas are related.
The Urbanism Next program, run out of the Sustainable Cities Institute at UO, has positioned them as the primary source for information about the potential impacts of emerging technologies—autonomous vehicles, e-commerce and the sharing economy—on city development, form, and design and the implications for sustainability, resiliency, equity, the economy, and quality of life.
One of their primary resources - The Urbanism Next Framework - organises impacts based on five key areas— land use, urban design, building design, transportation, and real estate—and relates those to the implications they have on equity, health and safety, the environment, and the economy. It then considers what we should do to ensure that emerging technologies help communities achieve their goals.
The Framework will be a core resource reviewed in the work by the Future of Place Task Force over the coming months.
Nico Larco, Director of the Urbanism Next Centre, will be keynoting at the Future of Place Summit on 25 August. Register now.