ICM collaborates with Future Agenda to investigate the Future of Cities & Placemaking. It is currently running a multi-year, multi-city project that will culminate in 2020 with the World Urban Forum when stakeholders will assess progress made and discuss new urban challenges to be tackled over the coming decade. Over 2018-19, we will be hosting workshops across the globe to gather insights & perspectives to generate an accurate and meaningful vision of the future.
ICM operates PlaceOps, an innovation lab that brings together world-class technologies that straddle Experiential Design, AI, Data and Analytics to explore the future of placemaking & place management. Working together with shopping malls, high streets and mixed use precincts, PlaceOps envisions an integrated and seamless, design-led, tech-enabled platform for place managers to deliver quality experiences, enhance footfalls and drive sales.
ICM designs & curates training programmes for mid to senior level policymakers & industry practitioners. ICM recently led the design & delivery of a 5-day Executive Education Programme in partnership with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Grab and Cistri to seed progressive, long-term thinking on city planning and development, with particular emphasis on placemaking, urban mobility, governance & technology.
What does “the future of cities” mean? To much of the developing world, it's aspiring to having your own toilet, rather than sharing one with over 100 people. To a family in Detroit, it's having non-toxic drinking water. For planners and mayors, it’s about a lot of things — sustainability, economy, inclusivity, and resilience. Most of us can hope we spend a little less time on our commutes to work and a little more time with our families. <Read More>
Source: Oscar Boyson