Boston International Seminar: One City, Many Timelines
How can city people serve the people’s city? What innovations can cities implement in order to improve quality of life for their inhabitants? How can cities promote urban resilience in the face of long-term economic, social, and climate risks? Confronted with a demographic boom, growing economic inequalities, rising sea levels, and obsolescent infrastructure, Boston must now answer these pressing questions, and, in the process, is becoming a pioneer of urban innovation. How does Boston illustrate new urban trends? And how does it reconcile the longer timeframe of political decision-making and infrastructure with the immediacy of new technologies and urban data? These questions were at the heart of the international seminar La Fabrique de la Cité convened in Boston in June 2016.