KEYNOTE - Fred Kent, Founder & President, The Project for Public Spaces

Place Making - The Intersection Innovation, Smart Technology and Place Led Cities

Fred's talk will be a discussion of the two following major topics: (1) the concept of placemaking and place-led cities and (2) PPS’s research on innovation hubs, the intersect of the tech sector, smart cities, and the creation of place-based cities. Innovation hubs that strive to create great places for professionals (like those in the tech sector) to interact have the potential to create smart and social capital- filled cities.