Blog June 28, 2011
Smart cities of the future at Evergreen Brick Works
In a special breakfast presentation at Evergreen Brick Works on June 23, futurists Ayesha and Parag Khanna explored the rise of Smart Cities around the globe.
The Khannas are co-directors of the Hybrid Reality Institute, a research and advisory think-tank focused on the intersection of technology and geopolitics. They began the morning with an engaging presentation that showcased innovative urban centres around the world and featured enlightening projects that ten years ago would have been unimaginable.
Moderated by Macrowikinomics author Don Tapscott, the discussion that followed brought these global ideas back home and covered a wide array of urban sustainability issues.
If you missed the morning, you can watch the discussion and lecture on the Evergreen Brick Works YouTube channel. Be sure to share your reactions and responses with us. We hope to see you at the next T.H.E. Series event.
Parag Khanna is a Senior Research Fellow in the American Strategy Program. His most recent book, How to Run the World, is a bold account of our current global chaos and a road map for creating a truly resilient and stable world.
Ayesha Khanna has written for several publications, including BusinessWeek, Time and Foreign Policy, and is currently writing her PhD in Information Systems and Innovation at the London School of Economics.
Don Tapscott is the author of 14 books including the bestseller Wikinomics and his newest book MacroWikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World.