Activists, Artists, and Superheroes Unite: Day One Highlights at SXSW Cities Summit

Day One of the inaugural Cities Summit has arrived!

The Cities Summit at SXSW is an opportunity for civic leaders, creative citizens, and urbanists of all disciplines to learn, strategize, and form partnerships to create more equitable, resilient, and livable cities. With two days of dynamic programming, performance, pop-up exhibits, and events exploring the future of our cities, there is no shortage of excitement to look forward to.

The bulk of the Cities Summit programming will be found at the Four Seasons hotel, with a handful of events such as book signings scheduled at the Austin Convention Center.

Monday, March 12: Cities Summit Highlights

8:30AM – 9:30AMCoffee Break
Presented By ICMA

9:30AM – 10:30AMBiotech and the Megacity

9:30AM – 6:00PMMaking Tech Work for People: NYC@SXSW
Hosted by Mastercard

9:30AM - 1:45PM Mentor sessions

9:30AM – 6:00PMUNESCO Media Arts Exhibition

9:55AM – 10:40AMNew Localism: Reimagining Power in a Populist Age

10:30AM – 12:00PMRethinking Resilience in the Smart City

10:35AM – 11:00AMMaking Cities Inclusive, Equitable and Sustainable

11:00AM – 12:00PMRedefining Sanctuary Cities

11:00AM – 12:00PMReimagining the Civic Commons

12:05PM – 12:30PMAR/VR Fireside Chat

12:30PM – 1:30PMAI and the City Meet Up

12:30PM – 12:50PMWanted: A Civic Generation to Solve Climate Change

2:00PM – 3:00PMThe Case for Culture: Art & Tech in UNESCO Creative Cities

3:30PM – 4:30PMHow Cities will Drive Autonomous Vehicles

3:45PM – 4:30PMSuperheroes and the City

4:35PM – 5:00PMWomen in Leadership

6:00PM – 8:00PMHappyHourLab with Citylab, featuring artist Tunde Olaniran
Presented by The American Cities Practice at the Kresge Foundation

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Sixth Street at sunset during SXSW 2017. Photo by Christina Pradhan.

By Jessica MacCall




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