News - 12 February 2019

Ren Yee discusses designing inclusive cities at SXSW


There is a growing awareness that the smart city concept will not tackle the big urban societal and environmental issues of today. The smart technology push seems to be stuck on monitoring and control [of iconic intelligent lampposts] while siloed thinking and acting, still the norm in many cities worldwide, obstruct the development of meaningful and scalable solutions for urban challenges.

Join Ren Yee for a panel discussion with Paul Gardien from Philips Design and Melanie Gorka from, that puts a case to reassess the holistic design approach, with quality of life at the core of the discussion. The shared city should not be the inevitable result of digital revolution but a carefully crafted societal evolution. Steeped in a Dutch Design tradition, these three creative thinkers and doers advocate this approach by presenting new design solutions and strategies for collaboration.

When? 13 March 2019 at 2PM

Where? The LINE, Topaz Ballroom 1-2-3, 11E Cesar Chavez St

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