Three Experts on Urban Planning and Smart Cities Join CNT’s Conversation on Technology & Sustainability
CHICAGO (October 1, 2012)
WHAT: CNT is hosting a conversation between CNT’s co-founder and President Scott Bernstein, renowned urban planner and founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism Andrés Duany, and Chief Technology Officer for the City of Chicago and White House Champion of Change John Tolva. This will be followed by table conversations amongst the attendees about the ideas raised at the talk. The conversation will be moderated by Chicago Sun-Times columnist and ABC 7-Chicago political analyst Laura Washington.
WHY: This conversation between three thinkers is a new twist on CNT’s history of promoting cross-discipline exchange of ideas, as well as an exploration of the extent to which the city is the crossroads of technology, urban form, and economics. The experts will raise and discuss new ideas and concepts about how the technology and the Internet can support smart, sustainable development, and over the course of the following weekend, experienced coders and software developers will compete to make these ideas a reality at CNT’s first Urban Sustainability Hackathon at TechNexus Venture Collaborative.
WHO: John Tolva, Scott Bernstein, and Andres Duany will come up with creative ideas and then CNT will work with Chicago coders and developers to execute them.
WHERE: Red Frog Events, 320 West Ohio Street, Suite 1W; Chicago, IL 60654
WHEN: Thursday, October 4, 2012, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Founded in 1978, CNT is a Chicago-based think-and-do tank that works nationally to advance urban sustainability by researching, inventing and testing strategies that use resources more efficiently and equitably. Its programs focus on transportation, energy, water, community development, and climate. Visit www.cnt.org for more information.