#25 Designing Cities of the Future. Usman Haque.

What does the future hold for our cities? In episode 24 of the podcast Vince Frost speaks to architect and designer Usman Haque, the founding partner of Umbrellium, an urban technologies company that supports citizen empowerment and engagement.

 

This insightful conversation unpacks how Usman began his career, how he ended up where he is today and his experiences along the way. Vince and Usman touch on the future of our cities, how they should be designed and why ultimately, they need to go beyond being smart and be engaging.

 

For over 20 years Usman has used the skills he developed through formal architecture training to engineer and design not only physical spaces but the software and systems that bring them to life.

 

Before creating Umbrellium, he launched Thingful.net, a search engine for the Internet of Things, as well as the IoT data infrastructure and community platform Pachube.com, which was acquired by LogMeIn and subsequently Google.

 

Usman has received a number of exemplary accolades such as the 2008 Design of the Year Award (interactive) from the Design Museum, UK, 2009 World Technology Award (art), Japan Media Arts Festival Excellence prize and the Asia Digital Art Award Grand Prize.

What does the future hold for our cities? In episode 24 of the podcast Vince Frost speaks to architect and designer Usman Haque, the founding partner of Umbrellium, an urban technologies company that supports citizen empowerment and engagement.

 

This insightful conversation unpacks how Usman began his career, how he ended up where he is today and his experiences along the way. Vince and Usman touch on the future of our cities, how they should be designed and why ultimately, they need to go beyond being smart and be engaging.

 

For over 20 years Usman has used the skills he developed through formal architecture training to engineer and design not only physical spaces but the software and systems that bring them to life.

 

Before creating Umbrellium, he launched Thingful.net, a search engine for the Internet of Things, as well as the IoT data infrastructure and community platform Pachube.com, which was acquired by LogMeIn and subsequently Google.

 

Usman has received a number of exemplary accolades such as the 2008 Design of the Year Award (interactive) from the Design Museum, UK, 2009 World Technology Award (art), Japan Media Arts Festival Excellence prize and the Asia Digital Art Award Grand Prize.

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