City of the future workshop

Today starts the LIFT07 conference with a day devoted to workshops. Along with Bill Cockayne (Stanford Center for Critical Foresight), we co-organized a session entitled "Re-Designing the City of the Future".

This workshop will begin in the use of existing futures and critical foresight methods to understand how the future is being envisioned. Then using design research tools, participants will design social, technical, and business innovations that could exist in 2015 and 2025 regarding the future of the City. Key skills will be the integration of analysis with experience, foresight with design thinking, and building and communicating prototypes for the future.

More about that later.