Members of Code for DC gathered at a recent hackathon. Technology, innovation, and social engagement are disrupting systems across governments and industries. (Photo Credit: Code for DC)
The Urban & Regional Planning program is proud to present its Spring 2015 public lecture series, The City Disrupted. Building on last fall’s exploration of large urban investments, the spring lectures explored short-term transformations in cities driven by the impacts of new technologies, shifting economies, the environment, new social networks, or governance.
Stakeholders from across the university and the community participated in a series of dialogues that sought to answer the question: Where does community stewardship reside in the disrupted city?
Friction-less Mobility: Killer Apps Coming To Get Me
Ellen Jones, DowntownDC Business Improvement District
Gabe Klein, Fontinalis Partners
Shy Pahlevani, LiveSafe
Sam Zimbabwe, DC Policy, Planning, & Sustainability Administration
Sleeping in Cities with Ease: Impact of the Sharing Economy on Lodging and Place
Troy Flanagan, Local Government Affairs, AH&LA
Ellen McCarthy, Georgetown Urban & Regional Planning Program