Our societies are surrounded by an abundance of data in both the online and physical world. Currently, not only issues of migration and integration are at the center of attention - urban populations are facing challenges such as rapid urbanization, climate change, terrorism, pandemics, and increased risk from natural hazards. Our systems need to change, evolve and adapt in response to the changing circumstances. Urban resilience is a critical agenda. Has data the power to help us understand better our communities and complex reality? Can data help us create new tools to manage urban risk and design resilient cities?
HQ Architects has worked systematically using data and technology as tools to understand social behavior and community needs, translating them into physical space. Erez Ella, Founding Partner of HQ Architects, an international practice based in Tel Aviv, will discuss the power of data on improving social and spatial conditions in the built environment, and why technological centric solutions can promote better living conditions and urban resilience. HQ works on projects across various scales and territories, from temporary urban installations to a brand new smart city in the middle of the desert, among others.
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