Our cities—and the buildings and other infrastructures that comprise them—leverage information and communication technologies more than ever before. And these technologies are driving the emergence of new uses and practices that both architects and city planners will need to take into account as they face the 21st century. Trends like interactive architecture, smart buildings, instrumented surfaces, and communicating street fixtures and furniture are expected to gain traction, creating the need for new approaches to designing—and building—tomorrow’s cities.

This rapidly-shifting landscape will bring with it some profound changes—from new construction techniques to innovative social practices—that cut across all areas of the economy and society.

This multidisciplinary conference aims to provide an opportunity for knowledge-sharing, spark new partnerships, and bring diverse skillsets together in innovative new ways. All with the goal of advancing our conception and use of bridging technologies as applied to tomorrow’s connected spaces.