Seminar #26 The Automatic City
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Seminar #26 The Automatic City

Seminar #26 The Automatic City

24 February 2020
19:00 – 22:00 GMT

The Barley Mow – Upper floor
82 Duke Street, London, W1K 6JF
Tube: Bond Street


Autonomous vehicles, drones and other disruptive technologies will soon become the new normal. Are we ready to live in the Automatic City?

The car revolution of the 20th Century transformed cities in an unprecendented way. Their form mutated rapidly, and so did the behaviour of their inhabitants. Today we are on the verge of a similar revolution.

Autonomous vehicles, drones for passenger and cargo transport and other disruptive technologies will become the new normal in the near future. Artificial intelligence and Big Data will be in the driving seat and will move people and goods from A to B.

How will streets, highways, public spaces and buildings accommodate these innovations? What are the opportunities (and threats) of the next metamorphosis of transport networks? Are we ready to live in the Automatic City?

Riccordo Bobisse is an urbanist with 15 years of professional experience in masterplanning, mixed-use urban schemes and town centre revitalization strategies. After studying at UCL, Westminster University and IUAV, he worked in both the public and private sector. He is currently an Associate at Steer and a design review panellist for Design Council/CABE, Frame and Herts Design Review.


19:00 – Seminar – Riccardo Bobisse (Steer/AR Urbanism)

19:30 – Q & A

20:00 – Networking

Tiziano Massarutto is an architect and structural glazing specialist with significant expertise in highly complex glass engineering systems with a long-term experience and track record in providing significant executive support to top architectural firms. He is the co-founder of JT Glass – trading name of JT Lab Limited. In this talk, he will show us what is glass beyond glass.