Building Tech Forum: The Rise of the Smart Cities

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Thank you for Joining us on February 16th - it was great!

You can see some photos of the 2017 Building Tech Forum here.


The following is the pitch for the 2017 event:



Investigate the next frontier for sustainability in the urban realm: the potential of smart cities.

Connect at our 2017 Building Tech Forum to see into the future where buildings are smart and connect into networks that result in new ways of management, interaction, and impact.

How will this growing trend benefit our agenda for sustainability?


5:30-5:45: Networking & Bar Opens
5:45-6:00: Opening Remarks
6:00-7:00: Keynote and Panel
7:00-8:15: Networking and Displays
8:15-8:30: Final Remarks


Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, CSE
5 Channel Center Street
Boston, MA, 02210


Cities are where our society is most vibrant. Urban activity continues to grow in complexity.

How is technology enabling improved coordination in the built environment?

How can we, as professionals working on building projects, prepare for the smart cities of the future?

Massachusetts is a leader in clean tech and the improvement of building performance. Our community of practitioners is generating massive improvements in buildings and structures in regards to sustainability. How can our community be best positioned to support future-proof building design? How can we ensure projects are ready for the "smart city" on the horizon?

Who is speaking?

You will get the latest on how people can maximize technology in smart city settings from our Platinum Technology Sponsors, Siemens.

Our Platinum Developer Sponsors, Union Point, will share the story of building a smart city just 12 miles south of Boston.

Gold Sponsor Boston Properties will also be in attendance. 

Hear from our all-star panel:

  • Jascha Franklin-Hodge, the City of Boston's Chief Information Officer,
  • Gretchen Sweeney, VP for Implementation at
  • Jennie Stephens, Dean's Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy, Northeastern 

We'll hear from Kurt Roth of the venue sponsor Fraunhofer to share more about the important work that they're doing to advance building science.


See you there!