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SXSW Adds “Cities Summit” To SXSW 2018

While SXSW Eco focuses on everything from local food and water scarcity to innovative gardening apps, SXSW Cities will focus strictly on green design and sustainable development for the future.

SXSW has long been a staple of innovation in the realm of tech, music, and film industry programming, but now the festival is setting its sights on a new aspect of culture that is ripe for disruption: urban design.

In recent years, programming like that of SXSW Eco worked to demonstrate the festival’s burgeoning awareness that the words “innovation” and “technology” extended beyond the realm of silicon chips and smart phones to include the environment– a fragile system that is often pegged as the antithesis of technology.

The Cities Summit is an opportunity for civic leaders, creative citizens, and urbanists of all disciplines to learn, strategize, and form partnerships to create more equitable, resilient, and livable cities.

While SXSW Eco focused on everything from local food and water scarcity to innovative gardening apps and sustainable materialsSXSW Cities will focus strictly on green design and sustainable development for the future.

Deemed the “Cities Summit”, the two-day expo is an opportunity for civic leaders, creative citizens, and urbanists of all disciplines “to learn, strategize, and form partnerships to create more equitable, resilient, and livable cities”.

The inaugural SXSW Cities will take place from March 12-13, 2018.

For more information or to register for SXSW Cities, visit the festival’s website.
Read our past coverage of SXSW Eco here.

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