City of the Future - December Session City of the Future - December Session

Since the last City of the Future, both Texas and the world have drastically changed. We have learned the true measure of strength in our communities—and that we each have a part to play in transforming them. People have endured great pain, and from that, lessons are being learned. As systems, institutions, supply chains, and even culture are being reassessed to better protect and deliver for people first, there are opportunities to heal and build. Now with the City of the Future virtual monthly series, we hope to create a platform for collaborative sharing of ideas and lessons learned so our cities and systems can be built for preparedness and equity.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

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The Future of Infrastructure
Jason Rodriguez
Jason Rodriguez
Zpryme, CEO & Co-Founder
Paul Barham
Paul Barham
CPS Energy, Chief Grid Optimization & Resiliency Officer

The recently passed Infrastructure Bill includes $65 billion for power grid infrastructure to help utilities and communities increase resilience and reduce impacts from severe weather events such as hurricanes and fires. This session will focus on some enabling technologies that will enhance utility resilience in the near future and the challenges of upgrading a system that is over 100 years old.

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The Future of Mobility
Kelley Coyner
Kelley Coyner
Innovation Mobility, Founder and Mobility Expert
Laurel Morris
Laurel Morris
Zpryme, Project Manager
Amy Atchley
Amy Atchley
Austin Energy, Sr. Lead - EV Equity Program
Terry Travis
Terry Travis
EVNoire, Managing Partner and Co-Founder

The mobility of a populace is key to the prosperity of a city's economy and its people. This session will focus on how cities are moving forward in transportation as well as mobility infrastructure for adopters of new mobility options like EVs, ebikes, and scooters.

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The Future of Urban & Community Design
Anita Ledbetter
Anita Ledbetter
Build San Antonio Green, Executive Director
Dylan Lockwood
Dylan Lockwood
Zpryme, Senior Content Editor
Tatianna Cannon
Tatianna Cannon
Solar Austin, Executive Director

Urban design is increasingly shifting to focus on community design. That means prioritizing the community’s well-being above anything else and aligning urban planning and design around principles of equity and inclusion and the collective interest. Many cities like Sacramento and San Antonio are showing growth beyond urban development by taking active measures toward diversity and inclusivity.