Innovation creates both opportunity and unintended consequences. Good design and development unifies people, profoundly affects the health and well-being of communities, and sustains our unique identities, cultures, stories and experiences. In Smart Cities and the built environment, where new technologies and the data generated by them are poised to re-shape how people connect to public services, how does innovation impact equity? How can employing principles of design justice to empower historically underrepresented communities create inclusive spaces in the smart city? The Office of Innovation at the City of San Antonio, Overland Partners and AIA San Antonio invite you to an active community conversation about connectivity, inclusivity and resilience in San Antonio. Our discussion brings New Orleans-based architect and design justice advocate Bryan C. Lee of Colloqate Design, local entrepreneurs, government officials, community members, and designers to reflect on equitable practices and solutions for San Antonio’s future. (Food and drink will be provided. Free parking is available.)
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