With almost 50% of the world’s population forecast to live in cities by 2030, we want to explore how our experience of the urban landscape will change over the coming years. How is technology supporting this shift to city dwelling?
Which websites and apps are improving life in the metropolis? Is more connectivity going to make things better in the future? And thinking really locally, how will San Francisco work in 5 years? 10 years? 50 years?
Join us on Monday May 19th as we try to unpick some of these complicated issues and share your predictions for the future of the city. As always, we welcome your questions and comments in advance of the event: you can leave a question for the panel when you purchase your ticket.
Jake Levitas, Fellow of Innovation, SF Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation
Jack Madans, Government Partnerships Manager, Code for America
Andrea Funsten, Program Manager and Entrepreneur in Residence, Tumml
Ben Grant, Public Realm and Urban Design Program Manager, SPUR
Jason Kelly Johnson, Founder and Design Partner, Future Cities Lab
6:00 p.m. (doors open) -- Networking reception with a complimentary drink, courtesy of Huge
7:00 p.m. -- Moderated presentations and discussion
Once the province of Christian evangelists, the Mission is a simmering cauldron of culture, capturing both San Francisco’s grit and glitz. Want dive bars, thrift stores, and taquerias? Hit Mission Street. Fine dining, craft stores, and bike shops? Walk a block west to Valencia Street. Sunbathe and smoke in Mission Dolores Park with the unemployed and the overemployed. Gorge at a burrito joint with a mariachi band, or have a beer at a pub with a metal band. Prepare for street festivals celebrating everything from Brazilian culture to bondage. Really, the only thing you can expect in the Mission is a surprise. —Caleb Garling