The Larry Bell Urban Forum
Technocity: Equity, Innovation, and the Rush of Smartness
Across the planet, cities are turning toward sensors and algorithmic technologies to mitigate and curtail social and environmental risk, to produce efficiencies, security, and economic potential in everyday life. In 2018, the City of Vancouver will join the Canada Smart Cities Challenge, a competition for $50 million to use “data and connected technology” to produce “meaningful outcomes for residents.” In this Larry Bell Urban Forum on March 1, Vancouverites will have an opportunity to discuss this competition and general calls for urban innovation. The forum will be composed of a panel of distinguished guests, including those with direct experience in implementing urban technology solutions as well as urban scholars and commentators.
The Larry Bell Urban Forum is made possible by a generous donation by Larry Bell to the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia.