Summer of Smart: Democracy in the Digital Age

Urbanists of many disciplines come together to address the most pressing issues facing cities today

In 2011, The Summer of Smart was an intensive, three-month experiment in urban innovation. Over the course of this summer, urbanists of many disciplines – developers, designers, planners, journalists, civic leaders, community activists, and more – will come together to address the most pressing issues facing cities today. In the end, the leading projects will be publicly presented to candidates in the San Francisco mayoral race, along with an esteemed panel of experts, to generate a meaningful dialogue around the potential of new tools to create lasting change.