Smart cities promise a resilient future for the built environment where the needs of citizens will be balanced with the sustainable consumption of resources. Realtime data streams gathered by a network of digital sensors distributed across the smart city fabric offer perspectives on the city as never before; in capturing activities ranging from traffic flows and energy consumption to Internet use and municipal waste collection, smart cities should foster new forms of awareness and engagement in the planning and design of the urban environment.

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Material Matters is an exhibition presenting works of architecture and design by five firms that have generated innovative prototypes by combining material experimentation with advanced digital technologies.

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ReMade: Growing Cities is a large multi-media display dynamically showing the growth of Waterloo Region's cities over the quarter century following WWII.
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In recent years, discussions and conferences within the discipline have debated how architecture should respond to the radical technological, social, and environmental changes happening in societies around the world. A crisis is perceived with the concern that architecture is out of touch with the ever-emerging present and is being marginalized through its inability to adapt. Nonetheless, many new practices have emerged, seizing the opportunities that present themselves as situations change.

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The OnTheLine project presents a transit-oriented cultural guide by highlighting and connecting transit riders with local arts, culture, architecture, heritage, commerce, recreation and entertainment activities along a key bus route connecting the KWC Region.
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