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Aug 29, 2013

FutureStructure Summit 2013: Water, Waste & Energy Systems Overview


"Cities as Systems" Theme Will Guide Conversation at GOVERNING's Inaugural FutureStructure Summit

A new approach is needed for 21st century city and community building. Too often in government great ideas and even great planning go nowhere. At times this results from turf battles over implementation and control; other times simply from an inability to bring resources together around a common objective or solution.

You may share our view and have been seeking a new framework for thinking through and solving the challenges faced in building economically and socially robust communities. If you agree, then the FutureStructure Summit represents a great opportunity to explore this new approach and engage with colleagues at this invitation-only gathering of government leaders from across the US.

Join us at the FutureStructure Summit in Chicago to hear thought-provoking expert presenters, build relationships, find allies and gain support for initiatives in your community and state.

More information about FutureStructure and "Cities as Systems" can be found at www.futurestructure.com or contact Susan Shinneman at sshinneman@governing.com or 916-496-7783.


FutureStructure in Brief

  • FutureStructure is a new framework for thinking through and solving the challenges faced in building economically and socially robust communities. The aim of FutureStructure is to overcome the constraints inherent in haphazard and silo'd approaches that communities often take when conceiving, investing in and building their futures.
  • FutureStructure starts from the premise that a community or region is best envisioned as a large system of deeply interdependent smaller systems. These systems include "hard infrastructure" for things like transportation and utilities to "soft infrastructure" that support human capital, like education and economic development.
  • Harnessing developments in technology, like powerful analytics and the "internet of things" combined with designing communities as systems, FutureStructure is about what gets built, but more importantly how it's built and especially how what gets built connects with everything else.

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