Design is Human
Left: Trailblazer developer and Smart City Model panelist Jarel Portman of JPX Works. Left to right: panelists Amy Chester —Rebuild By Design, Ryan Gravel —Sixpitch founder and Atlanta Beltline, moderator Susan S. Szenasy —publiser and chief editor Metropolis magazine).

Highlights. Smart City Model Talk

Highlights from the Smart City Model talk moderated by Susan S. Szenasy, publisher and chief editor at Metropolis magazine. Panelists Ryan Gravel —Sixpitch founder, Atlanta Beltline and Atlanta Beltline; Amy Chester —Rebuild By Design; and Jarel Portman —Developer/Partner JPX Works.

The Smart City Model discussion explores the journey in how to approach and act on infrastructure design for growth, redefining values, and the acceptance of social, economic, environmental and cultural considerations in the design process.

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Smart City Model panel and moderator in green room. Photography © Bernard McCoy

By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. Has years of complacency and neglect undermined progress in growing our nation's cities? Or is instability the new source for optimism, change and innovation?

Where developers, government, and citizens are working together to resolve urban infrastructure questions, you’ll find the most advanced results including jobs, urban sustainability, and leaders who are embracing new models for developing their city.

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l to r. Jarel Portman of JPX Works; Amy Chester —Rebuild By Design; Ryan Gravel —Sixpitch founder and Atlanta Beltline, and moderator Susan S. Szenasy —publiser and chief editor Metropolis magazine. Photography © Bernard McCoy


Smart City Model talk opened to an animated packed house at host venue General Assembly located at Ponce City Market, Atlanta, Georgia.

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Photography © Bernard McCoy

Smart City Model talk was presented by MA!, Metropolis magazine, and Art Papers Magazine.

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Smart City Model talk audience participation. Photography Bernard McCoy

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