Information and communication technology greatly enhance our
ability to connect with people through mobile phones, the internet
and other systems and networks, presenting both a challenge and an
opportunity to the planning and design professions. We need to keep
up with the advances, meet the challenges, and ensure that the
spaces and places we design make the most of the opportunities.
This Online Conference will provide ideas from around the world
about how advances in technology shape our environment. You will be
offered insights to help improve the built environment - our
cities, towns, rural communities - and the natural
environment. You can share ways to use technology to
encourage connections within society and make our communities more
If you have never taken part in an online conference before, we
invite you to try it. Online conferencing is an easy way to discuss
a key topic with people around the world from the comfort and
privacy of your own home or office: no polluting travel required.
You need only provide a computer with good internet access, a
microphone and speakers (often built in, or a good headset
will not set you back much).