The future of cities is now, and the people creating that future are bringing their energy and ideas to bear on the unique challenges and opportunities of urban life.
Date: May 13 - 15, 2019
Location: Pier 36 NYC, 299 South St, New York, NY 10002
Smart Cities New York (SCNY19) is North America’s leading global event exploring the emerging role of cities in defining the future. Based on the core principle that cities are Powered by People, SCNY19 will be guided by the theme “The Future Is Now.” With so many cities, large and small, pursuing bold new ideas, this is your chance to engage with leaders and bring home practical solutions to your city’s challenges.
The event brings together top thought leaders and senior members of the private and public sector to work on investments in physical and digital infrastructure, health, education, sustainability, security, mobility, workforce development, and more, to ensure cities are central to advancing and improving urban life. SCNY is different from other conferences—we build a collaborative environment where the best and brightest can work together to not only share solutions and ideas, but learn how to implement them in their home cities.
Be sure to use our promo code WRKSHPSMART35 for a 35% discount on event tickets.
Agritecture is proud to announce that we will once again be hosting a workshop at Smart Cities New York on resilient local food systems! Purchase your ticket(s) here for SCNY19 (code WRKSHPSMART35), and then use your registration code to register for the workshop here and join our own Jeffrey Landau and Yara Nagi on May 13th at Cornell Tech.
Workshop Description: Jeffrey Landau and Yara Nagi of AGRITECTURE will bring their knowledge of the spectrum of urban and peri-urban agriculture models to discuss how new scenario analysis tools can help cities understand the potential impact of strategies to make cities more resilient through data-driven agriculture planning, management, and distribution. Participants will gain an understanding of the key global drivers impacting local food systems, and the multiple pathways through which urban and peri-urban farms can improve urban resilience, create jobs and provide fresh food to residents who need it most.
Mass urbanization will be the defining trend of the next two decades, which means cities are uniquely positioned to leverage the talent and ingenuity of their citizens to solve political, economic, social, and technological challenges. And it’s not just large, global cities leading the way—experts from a wide range of urban centers have a tremendous opportunity to learn from one another and put bold ideas into practice.
With the global smart city market expected to grow to $1.6 trillion within the next three years, a massive opportunity for innovation and civic advancement has emerged. SCNY is the premier forum for these discussions. The conference’s format offers ample opportunity for real interaction and collaboration with other city leaders, enabling you to learn about and implement solutions in your city.
Through their density, diversity, creativity, and economic clout, cities are increasingly asserting themselves: testing and deploying new technologies, building ‘futureproof’ infrastructure, creating innovative business models and policy frameworks, and driving social and political progress. Learn about the cities and thinkers that are showing us the future of cities, now.
UN Sustainable Development Goal 11 highlights the importance of cities as hubs for ideas and innovations that have the potential to drive economic and social advancement around the world.