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Designing Tools for Designing Cities

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San Francisco, CA 94111

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In the last century, we’ve learned a lot about the death and life of great cities. We have tomes, movements, and a shared language around building these great cities. But little of this knowledge is reflected in the products and tools urban planners use to envision and create them. Instead, many of our cities' master plans today are dreamed up on paper maps, built in excel, and possibly sit in binders on planners' bookshelves.

Questions: Why is there this gap? And where do we go from here?

Remix is a platform for cities to take planning ideas from vision through implementation. A small team based in San Francisco and Amsterdam rethinking urban planning tools, Remix currently works with 275+ cities around the world plan out their transportation networks. More questions: How can today's tools and technologies positively impact how our cities are designed in the next 5, 10, 25 years? How can future tools could transform how people choose where to live, where they can work, and how a city grows?

Tiffany Chu is a designer, urban planner, and founder at Remix. She and her team work with 275+ cities around the world to plan better transportation, just in the last 3 years. Tiffany is passionate about building livable, equitable communities and creating impact through user-centered design. She has been named in Forbes' 30 Under 30, LinkedIn's Next Wave of Leaders Under 35 in Government, Curbed’s Young Guns, and has spoken at SXSW, Helsinki Design Week, the New York Times Cities for Tomorrow Conference, and her work was recently featured in the "By the People: Designing a Better America" exhibition at the National Smithsonian-Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum. Previously, Tiffany was selected for a fellowship at Code for America, a nonprofit helping local governments with technology -- and partnered with the City of Charlotte to launch their first open data initiative in 2014. Prior, Tiffany was the first user experience designer at Zipcar, was an innovation consultant at Continuum, and wrote for Dwell Magazine. Tiffany grew up in New Jersey, studied architecture and urban planning at MIT, has lived and worked in New York, Copenhagen, Taiwan, Paris, and California, and hopes to never own a car during her lifetime.

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