A program launched by the National Building Museum, the Intelligent Cities Initiative aims to understand the impact and explore the potential of information technology on the urban design process in cities.
Through various projects, forums, and digital tools, the Intelligent Cities Initiative explores the connection between urban design and information technology. Aiming to create livable spaces, the Initiative brings this conversation to every scale, from home to country. Using info-graphics to inform, Intelligent Cities Initiative tackles issues from energy over-consumption and water waste, to loss of community and public space.
The Initiative has spearheaded several projects that question the conventions of urban planning through digital tools.
In addition, the Intelligent Cities initiative has one publication, the Intelligent Cities book, which explores the topics that inform the initiative including urban livability, the built environment, and the past and future role of information technology.
The Intelligent Cities Initiative is supported by TIME, IBM, and the Rockefeller Foundation.