Smart City Programmes
Founder & Curator
Project Lead, Urbanism
Future Cities Catapult
Assistant Professor Urban Water Systems
Delft University of Technology
Director, Urban Development
Dep. Head of Infrastructure, Geomatics & Arch.
University of Nottingham
Innovation Technology Manager
CEO & Co-Founder
Business Development Manager
Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction
Director & Founder
City Protocol Task Force
Senior Consultant, Smart Cities Team
Life in cities can be hectic and stressful - but some technology designers are going out of their way to make them more fun. An innovative helmet is the brainchild of PhD student Panos Mavros, from University College London's Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (Casa) to combine GIS and Neuroscience to help us shed light into the interactions of people with their environment.Read More
Biodesign: Why the future of our cities is soft and hairy. Alberto T. Estevez leads the Genetic Architectures Office researching a systematic implementation of cutting-edge bio & digital techniques, that could achieve natural scale 1:1 architecture, built entirely with digital tools.Read More
Air pollution affects each and every one of us; the health impacts are considerable, and have become a well-understood and widely publicised issue. Change London have created AirSensa, a UK-wide network of urban air quality monitors, starting in Greater London, to monitor and visualise air quality right down to individual street level.Read More
Sam Hill, Co-Founder of PAN Studio have created an alternate reality game using the internet and mobile devices to create fantasy worlds as virtual "layers" over the real world.Read More
Thingful.net, created by technology firm Umbrellium (founded by Usman Hqaue), is a map-based interface that aims to unlock the potential of connected devices. It collates information from external Internet of Things data sets and displays the data geographically on a map.Read More
DisplaySwarm is a swarm of mobile robots that represents images in a novel way and proves concepts on reciprocal collision avoidance in cluttered environments and complex pattern formation, created by Paul Beardsley from the Disney Research Group. How will swarm robotics impact future cities?Read More
Urban Algae Canopy produces a forest's worth of oxygen. ecoLogicStudio and founders Claudia & Marco have created an Urban Algae Canopy Module which has bio-digitally activated, micro-algal cultivation that is responsive to environmental factors like weather changes, light patterns & movements.Read More
Bart Remes, project manager at the Micro Aerial Vehicle Laboratory at the TU Delft faculty of Aerospace Engineering, has led a group of researchers to the creation of the world's smallest autopilot. The team's goal is to eventually create MAVs (Micro Aerial Vehicles) small enough to fit into your pocket.Read More
William Trossell, co-founder of ScanLAB claims the advancement and proliferation of 3D-scanning technology means we will soon be able to explore a life-size digital replica of the real world. "I imagine our city of the future will be in two ways – both a virtual and a real version".Read More
Tobias Schwinn and team have created a structure fabricated using a custom-built system of robotics, which were here used to create a series of modular fibre-composite components. The project is part of a programme investigating how natural lightweight structures can be recreated using architecture.Read More
Andrew Hudson-Smith, from UCL aims to cover everything relating to sensing, mapping and visualising digital technologies in urban environments, with a view towards smart cities, smart places and urban technology.Read More
3D weaving invented by RCA graduate Oluwaseyi Sosanya can "reduce cost and improve structural integrity" in architecture, create better sportswear and even medical implants. "Medical textiles are really taking off right now," he says. "If you use natural fibres, natural resins, it can be really interesting".Read More
Discover the cutting-edge technologies on the horizon that are going to disrupt and inspire change for our future cities. Hear from the world's leading thinkers and doers. We need to think differently about our future cities to sustain the increasing urban population and unprecedented growth.
The summit will showcase the opportunities of accelerating technologies and their impact on our urban areas. Gain insight into breakthrough innovations that will have an impact on our future urban areas through the world’s leading technologists and decision-makers.
A unique opportunity to interact with leading scientists, entrepreneurs, influential businesses & exciting startups in the very same place. What happens when you put leading thinkers, makers & doers in the same room? Meet fellow innovators with the same passion to reshape our future cities.