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TEDxPhilly - Youngjin Yoo - A city as a computing platform

Youngjin Yoo's challenge to technologists: let's re-imagine cities as computing platforms. Yoo believes cities are the most exciting, complex and compelling human-made objects. As digital citizens, we have the opportunity to change the future of our cities; we can utilize new technologies to address and solve societal problems. Generative design and technology can drive cities into the future, building urban information architecture systems alongside advancements in city planning, the construction of buildings and other infrastructure. Youngjin Yoo is the Director of the Center for Design+Innovation at Temple University's Fox School of Business, where he runs the Urban Apps and Maps Studio, a design and tech hub for creating tools to promote urban entrepreneurship. The 2011 TEDxPhilly conference examined vast interpretations of the theme "The City" on Tuesday, November 8. TEDxPhilly brought together engaging speakers, performers, participants and exhibitors to deconstruct, decipher and explore some of the greatest challenges, innovations, concepts and realities that shape and are shaped by cities and their inhabitants. Philadelphia was the point of departure, but the conversation traveled beyond its borders. The event took place at Temple Performing Arts Center in North Philadelphia. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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