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Balancing Act

  • BSA Space 290 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210 United States (map)
Urban Technology Timeline, Image Courtesy of CBT

Urban Technology Timeline, Image Courtesy of CBT


Image courtesy of CBT

With the surge of new technological innovations, we are witnessing a drastic shift in how we interact with each other and with the built environment. At the brink of a new era, it’s easy to focus on the opportunities: how to make something faster, more efficient, more personalized, more automated, more data-driven, etc. However, because we are at a critical point where the decisions we make now will fundamentally change what our future cities look like, it is essential for us to pause and ask ourselves what problems we are trying to solve—and to what end.

Join us for a conversation with three leaders in the field of data science, mobility, and civic technology.

This discussion is part of BSA Space's current exhibition, Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies. The exhibition explores how technology influences our urban experience and the possibilities to focus emerging technologies towards the human experience and develop best urban practices to make our cities more livable, equitable, and sustainable.


Eric Gordon, Executive Director at the Engagement Lab, Professor at Emerson College
Ben Green, Author of The Smart Enough City: Putting Technology in Its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future, PhD Candidate at Harvard University

Andrew Salzberg, Head of Transportation Policy and Research at Uber, Loeb Fellow at Harvard University


Sae Kim AIA, Associate Principal at CBT

Your registration includes acceptance of the BSA Space photo release and consent policy.

Registrants to this event will be added to the BSA Space mailing list for updates on future public programs and exhibitions. Registrants may unsubscribe at any time. Email addresses will not be shared or sold to third parties.

BSA Space is one block from South Station. Enter through the BSA Space entrance and go up the green staircase.

Thank you to our exhibition sponsors:

Existing Conditions

Pickard Chilton

Thank you to the American Institute of Architects for supporting this exhibition through the AIA exhibition grant.

Earlier Event: July 15
Three Cities, Three Imaginations
Later Event: August 14
Autonomous Future