Urban Experience Design, our very first Forefront program series, will explore how new civic technologies are transforming the management and operations of the public realm, and debate how big data might be applied to build a more dynamic, equitable and resilient city. The series will kick off with an examination of new spatial analysis tools, and how they enable citizen participation and government transparency.

In a conversation led by outside experts Santiago Giraldo and Eric Brelsford, Fellows will explore questions like: when is location-based data not an ideal solution for solving an urban problem? In what ways does visualization enhance the insights gained from a data set? Can spatial analysis influence equitable development? What is needed to make this happen?