• Offices of Gensler San Francisco (map)
  • 2 Harrison St
  • San Francisco, CA, 94105
  • United States

What exactly is the Smart City? How can it make places feel better? We are in the early stages of many deep transformations in the way we build and adapt in cities, and lighting is a leading application for the development and implementation of the Smart City. With the advent of Solid State Lighting (SSL), cities all over the planet are realizing that SSL can not only deliver energy savings but improve the overall quality of urban life, through better lighting and as the next step in intelligent infrastructure. But organizations that plan and manage cities don't fully recognize the value of a Smart City vision because it hasn't yet been fully articulated. City managers today are presented with a bewildering range of technology solutions. To manage the future we need unprecedented flexibility; new metrics and analysis tools; and new models for policy, governance, design, development, and management that cross organizational and professional barriers.

The third in our 2015 Spring Seminars will deliver an overview of Smart City developments happening now; pose key questions about behavior, privacy, economic development, safety, health, and sustainability; demonstrate how lighting is leading Smart City development; show how new powerful modeling and sensor technologies and design methodologies are interacting to connect design, construction, and operation; showcase exciting local and global projects; outline alternative futures for the Smart City; and stimulate new ideas for collaboration and innovation.

AIA & CEU Credits available, Hosted Refreshments


Speakers Zach Gentry, General Manager, SPPA Solutions, Enlighted
David Scheer, Sr Software Engineer/Building Performance Engineer, AutoDesk
Paul Chasan, Planner/Urban Designer, San Francisco Planning Department
Emma Stewart, Head of Sustainability Solutions, Autodesk
Jeremy Steinmeier, Architect & Lighting Practice Area Leader, Gensler
Clifton Lemon, Founder, Clifton Lemon Associates
Date Thursday, June 4, 2015
Location Offices of Gensler San Franicsco
5:30 - 6:00 Networking
6:00 - 6:05 Introduction & Announcements
6:05 - 7:45 Speakers
7:45 - 8:00 Networking Break
8:00 - 8:30 Moderated Panel Discussion & Idea generation:
Speakers, Steve Lawton, Moderator
Fees $25 Nonmembers
$20 IES & AIA Members
$10 Students and Emerging Professionals