Regensia’s Joshua Foss will be speaking within a panel session at the upcoming Urbanism Next conference developed around explorations of how technology is changing our cities. The conference will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland May 7-9, 2019.
The specific session is titled TOD to Regenerative City, and will be moderated by Charles Kelley from ZGF Architects. Other panelists will include Mitsu Yamazaki, the International Strategy Director for ZIBA, and Rimas Gulbinas, CEO of Maalka.
Session Summary: Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City evolved from a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) concept into a new approach to urban planning, resulting in certification as the world’s largest LEED Neighborhood Development Plan Platinum Smart City. This achievement demonstrates the importance of community cohesion in neighborhoods so that occupants can use the value of local asynchronous data streams. Here, the collective usage of energy and water guides community decisions and actions that align with their aspirations. While only a few US cities employ this kind of data in a district scaled approach, internationally, the concept has proven to be a foundation for regenerative district performance; creating social equity and ecological benefits. This session examines how Regenerative Urbanism leverages TOD with new data and infrastructure approach that contribute to vital mixed-use neighborhoods that support sustainable and resilient communities.
In this interactive session, attendees will learn how strategies in this approach can support long-term viability and examine best practices from cities like Smart City Kashiwa-no-ha, San Francisco, Seattle, as well as precedents set by New York City and European cities that use data-rich environments to optimize placemaking and create high-performing and resilient neighborhoods.