News - 7 June 2019

Ren Yee discusses the Liveable Smart City at KODW

What happens when technology and human-centric design processes are brought to an urban scale?

Since 2006, Knowledge of Design Week (KODW) gathers the global design community in Hong Kong to explore the big design debates of today, asking how design can solve the most complex challenges that our society faces. With this year’s theme “Designing Digital Futures”, speakers will explore the ever-changing digital technologies that are creating the smart cities of the future.

Joining the KODW line up is Ren Yee, Head of Innovation and Forecasting at UNStudio, and Head of Design/Strategies at UNSense.
At this year’s Liveable Smart City Forum, Ren asks: How can we design for positive tech impacts that create robust, healthy and self-sufficient communities? How can we create purposeful design outputs that allow for self-determination within the smart city framework?

Joining Ren at the Liveable Smart City Forum at KODW are fellow speakers Di-Ann Eisnor: CWeO Cities at The We Company; Chris Ferguson: Director - National, International & Research, UK Government Digital Service; James Law: Chairman & CEO of James Law Cybertecture; Otto Ng: Design Director, LAAB and Jens-Peter Brauner CEO of Siemens Mobility.

  • When? June 19, 09:00

  • Where? Silverbox Ballroom, 1/F Hotel ICON
, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong

  • More info here