Apr
21
6:00 pm18:00

Think Vision Architecture's Metropolis: April 21 @ Oakland City Hall: Human and Technological Distributed Trust Networks – Blockchain, the DAO, and Smart Contracts

Season 2: Episode 4

"Human and Technological Distributed Trust Networks – Blockchain, the DAO, and Smart Contracts"

Keys: Blockchain, DAO, Smart Contracts, Sidechains

Facilitator & Panelists:

  • Stephanie Hayden, CEO Vision Architecture, Inc.
  • Michael Ford, City of Oakland Public Works & Dept. Transportation
  • Travis Kupp, Strategic Foresight, Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Linda Drabik, Marencik Group, & IoT Alliance

Join us to hear, learn, and contribute to the realm of possibilities for funding and managing connected city and entrepreneurial ventures with transformative technologies and new business models.

  • Blockchain, Bitcoin, Sidechains, Smart Contracts
  • Peer-to-Peer Networks in Smart City Transactions
  • How will money get to civic & social entrepreneurs?
  • The DAO – Decentralized Autonomous Organizations
  • Sharing Economies

Other Events in April:

  • 6: Oakland EarthEXPO City Hall
  • 22: Oakland Earth Day Events
May
19
6:00 pm18:00

Think Vision Architecture's Metropolis: May 19 @ Oakland City Hall: Millennials and the New Government Order: Transformative Public Services

Season 2: Episode 5

"Millennials and the New Government Order: Transformative Public Services"

Keys: Smart Public Services, Millennials, Trust in Government, Sweat Equity, City-as-a-Platform

Facilitator & Panelists:

  • Stephanie Hayden, CEO Vision Architecture, Inc.
  • Ben Gould, UC Berkeley Masters Student running for Berkeley City Council
  • Travis Kupp, Strategic Foresight Master Program CA College Arts & PGE

Join us to hear from Millennials who plan to change the way government works, how they intend to do it, and what it will look like for our future cities.

  • Is government dead?
  • Social Enterprises and new city business models
  • Butterfly Effect: Social Enterprise Impact on Corporate America and Private funding for Public Sector solutions
  • Sweat Equity for City-as-a-Platform Housing Credits

Other Events in May:

29: Memorial Day Oakland City Hall Closed

Jun
16
6:00 pm18:00

Think Vision Architecture's Metropolis: June 16 @ Oakland City Hall: City Sustainability, EcoBlocks, Circular & Sharing Economies

Season 2: Episode 6

"City Sustainability, EcoBlocks, Circular & Sharing Economies"

Keys: EcoBlock, Sustainability, Ecosystems, Sharing

Facilitator & Panelists:

  • Stephanie Hayden, CEO Vision Architecture, Inc.
  • Michael Ford, City of Oakland Public Works & Dept. Transportation
  • Daniel Hamilton, Director, Sustainability City of Oakland

Join us to hear from leaders in sustainability, technology, ecosystem design, and contribute to ideas for local projects and circular economy possibilities.

Artist rendering of "The Plant" in Chicago, a non-profit circular economy housed in an old meat packing warehouse in the "Back of the Yards" neighborhood in Chicago, IL

  • Co-designing a sustainable metropolis
  • Examples of EcoBlock initiatives that work
  • Civil engineering and future mobility systems
  • Examples of Circular and Sharing Economies
Jul
21
6:00 pm18:00

Think Vision Architecture's Metropolis: July 21 @ Oakland City Hall: Civic Hacking, Data Brigades, Co-Creating Elegant Data & the Rise of Open City Platforms

Season 2: Episode 7

"Civic Hacking, Data Brigades, Co-Creating Elegant Data & the Rise of Open City Platforms"

Keys: Smart Data, Transparency, Open Data, Civic Hacking, Open Data Cities

Facilitator & Panelists:

  • Stephanie Hayden, CEO Vision Architecture, Inc.
  • Michael Ford, City of Oakland Public Works & Dept. Transportation
  • Neil Planchon, Co-Chair Code for America Open Oakland Brigade

Join us to hear from leaders in Open Data, Civic Hacking groups, Data Science, and government to learn about the problems they are trying to solve and to contribute to new answers and solutions.

  • Is traditional government really adopting open data transparency and is the data being provided useful for constituents?
  • Example projects from Code for America’s and OpenOakland Civic Hacking Brigade
  • Are constituents accomplishing what they intend when co-design new government business models?  What’s next?

Other July Events:

  • 4: Fireworks and Parades, Oakland City Hall Closed
Aug
18
6:00 pm18:00

Think Vision Architecture's Metropolis: August 18 @ Oakland City Hall: Global Climate Change Stewardship and Social Equity at the Port of Oakland

Season 2: Episode 8

"Global Climate Change Stewardship and Social Equity at the Port of Oakland"

Keys: Port, Green Cities, Seaports, Airports, Real Estate, Smart Goods Movement, Social Responsibility

Facilitator & Panelists:

  • Stephanie Hayden, CEO Vision Architecture, Inc.
  • Richard Sinkoff, Director Environmental Programs, Port of Oakland
  • Amy Tharpe, Director, Social Engagement, Port of Oakland

Join us to hear about environmental programs underway at the Port of Oakland and the role our local port plays in global policy on climate change.

 

  • Global Climate Change & Green City Initiatives
  • Environmental stewardship in global and local context
  • Vision, Environmental Leadership & Global Action
  • Social Responsibility and Workforce Development for Future Port Technologies in Oakland

Other August Events:

  • 19-20: Oakland Art & Soul
Sep
15
6:00 pm18:00

Think Vision Architecture's Metropolis: September 15 @ Oakland City Hall: Situational Intelligence, The Array of Things, Public Safety & Revolutionary Navigation

Season 2: Episode 9

"Situational Intelligence, The Array of Things, Public Safety & Revolutionary Navigation"

Keys: Live Data Insight, Real-time Intelligence, GPS, Safety, Navigation

Facilitator & Panelists:

  • Stephanie Hayden, CEO Vision Architecture, Inc.
  • Michael Ford, City of Oakland Public Works & Dept. Transportation
  • City of Oakland Department of Information Technology Representatives

Join us to hear about leading technologies and strategies being put in place for Oakland Public Safety, learn how IT is engaging constituents to co-design solutions and capture ecosystem data together, and to contribute ideas about capabilities for Oakland's connected city initiatives.

  • Co-designing Public Safety systems with constituents
  • The Array of Things, sensors, and complex data capture
  • Learning what the data means for Public Safety
  • Using Internet of Things to connect and integrate legacy infrastructure with modern user experiences
  • When situational intelligence is available individual navigation choices change

Other September Events

  • 1-10: Burning Man
  • 4: Labor Day Oakland City Hall Closed
  • 16: Oakland Creek to Bay Day
Oct
20
6:00 pm18:00

Think Vision Architecture's Metropolis: October 20 @ Oakland City Hall: Energy Platforms, Smart Grids, Infrastructure and Constituent Power

Season 2: Episode 10

"Energy Platforms, Smart Grids, Infrastructure and Constituent Power"

Keys: Smart Grid, Blockchain, IIoT, Industrial Internet of Things, Energy, Storage, Infrastructure

Facilitator & Panelists:

  • Stephanie Hayden, CEO Vision Architecture, Inc.
  • Michael Ford, City of Oakland Public Works & Dept. Transportation
  • Travis Kupp, Strategic Foresight, Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Linda Drabik, Marencik Group, & IoT Alliance

Join us to learn about the Industrial Internet of Things, how cities and utilities are using it to modernize services, how energy distribution is changing, and how Blockchain will reinvent the Power Grid.

  • Infrastructure for cities – what’s old is new again with IoT
  • Smart Grid
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Energy exchanges
  • Once you create energy where and how do you store it?
  • Generating constituent power “off the grid”
  • Monetizing and distributing constituent power

Other October Events:

  • 31: Halloween
Nov
17
6:00 pm18:00

Think Vision Architecture's Metropolis: November @ Oakland City Hall: Passions & Purpose of Diverse, Metropolitan Networks

Season 2: Episode 11

"Passions & Purpose of Diverse, Metropolitan Networks"

Keys: Place-making, Purpose Networks, Metropolis, Passion, Respect, Connected Cities

Facilitator & Panelists:

  • Stephanie Hayden, CEO Vision Architecture, Inc.
  • Michael Ford, City of Oakland Public Works & Dept. Transportation

Join us to consider and hear from many diverse perspectives and people we will have worked with throughout 2017 to learn more about why each of us chooses to live in a city, Oakland specifically, and how these choices create our passion for place.

  • Role of the Artist and Makers in a city
  • Role of Anarchists and Occupiers
  • Role of Social Justice Movements
  • Role of Environment Stewardship
  • Role of Technologists
  • Role of Government
  • Role of Data Scientists
  • Role of Civic Hacktivists
  • Role of technology in connecting passion to results
  • How to turn passion into data-driven change

Other November Events:

  • 1-4: Code for America Conference
  • 24: Thanksgiving Day City Hall Closed
  • 25: Friday After Thanksgiving City Hall Closed
Dec
15
6:00 pm18:00

Think Vision Architecture's Metropolis: December @ Oakland City Hall: Unveiling 2017’s Co-created Bay Area Metropolis

Season 2: Episode 12

"Unveiling 2017’s Co-created Bay Area Metropolis"

Keys: Co-creating, Metropolis, City of Oakland, Future State, City Design

Facilitator & Panelists:

  • Stephanie Hayden, CEO Vision Architecture, Inc.
  • Michael Ford, City of Oakland Public Works & Dept. Transportation

View plans and drawings created throughout 2017 of the future of Oakland by public-, private-, non-profit, and constituents.

  • View plans and drawings created throughout 2017 of the future of Oakland by public-, private-, non-profit, and constituents
  • Map ideas we put together over the year that support Feb. 2017 Business Architecture for the City of Oakland
  • Discuss and make plans for Connected City projects in 2018

Other December Events:

  • 25: Christmas Day City Hall Closed

Mar
17
6:00 pm18:00

Think Vision Architecture's Metropolis: March 17 @ Oakland City Hall: Connected City Business Architecture & Systems Thinking: What to Build & Why

Season 2: Episode 3

"Connected City Business Architecture & Systems Thinking: What to Build & Why"

Keys: Business Architecture, Designing Cities with Purpose, & Systems Thinking to Connect Humans and Technology

Panelists:

  • Stephanie Hayden, CEO Vision Architecture, Inc.
  • Michael Ford, City of Oakland Public Works & Dept. Transportation
  • Neil Planchon, Co-Chair Code for America Open Oakland Brigade
  • Future City Regional Contestants: San Jose & Modesto share Future City models

Join us to map out the City of Oakland to see how its business functions today and to consider how these functions may converge in the future.

Our Future City Coloring Workshop for Youth

  • Using art & storytelling to paint a clear picture of our city architecture, functionality with public and private services
  • Mobility & Transportation
  • Engineering & Infrastructure
  • Public Safety
  • Sustainability
  • Social Equity & Civic Engagement
  • Future City& STEAM Maker Labs for Youth
  • Multi-generational, multi-lingual, inclusion for past, present, and future storytelling

Other Events in March:

  • 24: Oakland City Camp c/o OpenOakland Code for America Brigade
Feb
24
6:00 pm18:00

Think Vision Architecture's Metropolis: February 24 @ Oakland City Hall: Resilient Oakland, Civic Design Labs, Our Future City Programs & Co-Creating the Future of Oakland

Season 2: Episode 2

"Resilient Oakland, Civic Design Labs, Our Future City Programs & Co-Creating the Future of Oakland"

Keys: Resilience, Civic Design Lab, Future City Competition, Storytelling & Arts for Civic Engagement

Panelists:

  • Stephanie Hayden, CEO Vision Architecture, Inc.
  • Kiran Jain, City of Oakland Chief Resilience Officer
  • Future City Youth Finalists: Starlight City, Stratford Middle School, San Jose

Join us to listen, learn, and contribute to our evolving story lines for the City of Oakland Resilience and Co-creation initiatives.

  • What does resilience mean for cities?
  • City of Oakland Resilient Oakland Playbook
  • Resilient Oakland alignment with global initiatives
  • Oakland’s Maker Mindset for metropolis building
  • Co-creating inclusive neighborhoods services
  • Using art & storytelling to engage five generations of constituents to co-create future cities

Other Events in February:

  • 13: Lincoln’s Birthday City Hall Closed
  • 20: Presidents Day City Hall Closed
  • 25: Bay Area Summer Camp Fair
Jan
29
10:00 am10:00

Think Vision Architecture's Metropolis: January 29 @ (ISEEED) Become the Architect of Your Own Future & Our Future Cities

  • Oakland Institute for Sustainable Economic, Education, and Environmental Development (ISEEED)

Season 2: Episode 1

"Become the Architect of Your Own Future &
Our Future Cities
"

Keys: Future Cities, Architects of Own Future, Our Future City, Engaging Youth in Shaping the Future of Oakland

Adult & Youth Session Workshop Facilitator:

  • Stephanie Hayden, CEO Vision Architecture, Inc.

Join our morning workshop to begin a short series of rapid-fire workshops to help you map, learn, and envision your own future state and use our methodology turn your vision into reality.

Become the Architect of Your Own Future Workshop

 

  • 10:00am-12:00pm: Vision Architecture® GPS for Your Future - Adults Workshop Session

Join our afternoon workshop to begin concept sketches and start a Future of Oakland city mural map to plot out our city and build a foundation we'll continue to grow into throughout the months of 2017 and share with everyone in December's Meetups.

  • 2:00pm-4:00pm: Vision Architecture® Future Cities - Youth Art Mural Session

Become the Architect of Our Future Cities Workshop

 

 

Nov
2
3:15 pm15:15

IoT Emerge Conference: Chicago: Connected, Smart and Resilient City Blueprints: How and Where to Start and Grow Public and Private Sector IoT Initiatives

Connected, Smart and Resilient City Blueprints: How and Where to Start and Grow Public and Private Sector IoT Initiatives

  • Wednesday, November 02, 2016: 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
  • Room: Innovators Theater

Description

Our panelists have combined backgrounds with work in commercial private sector, State and City Public Sector, non-profits, and startups. The women on this IoT and Smart City panel will share examples of challenges they were called to address, the technologies they used to meet the need, what happened when they launched, and whether the project ended up delivering expected results and metrics.  

They will share some of the complexity of their project examples to illustrate how technology was, sometimes, the easiest part. 

    Speakers

    Alicia Asin

    CEO, Co-Founder
    Libelium
    Panelist

    Linda Drabik

    Founder
    IoT NY Meetup, Marencik Group
    Panelist

    Stephanie Hayden
    Moderator

    Kristy LaFollette

    Favorite Medium
    IoT Digital Transformation Agency
    Panelist

    Oct
    21
    6:00 pm18:00

    Vision Architecture Meetup: "Resilient Oakland and Connected City Projects"

    • Oakland, CA

    Hi Thinkers!

    Join us Friday night, Oct. 21, as the City of Oakland hosts the expanding network and conversations around Smart Cities/IoT/Smart Data/HCIx and City Resiliency programs to see what's cooking in Oakland!

    Here are some highlights for Friday Night's Smart City/IoT/HCIx Meetup:

    City of Oakland Initiatives - Resilient Oakland

    Monday, Oct. 10, Oakland's Mayor, Libby Schaaf, and the Chief Resilience Officer, Kiran Jain, announced their response to Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities with the "Resilient Oakland Playbook". 

    It is posted for your review, here:

    https://beta.oaklandca.gov/issues/resilient-oakland

    The Resilient Oakland Playbook is the follow response and implementation plan for Oakland's 100RC Assessment conducted early this year, which is described here:

    http://www.100resilientcities.org/cities/entry/oaklands-resilience-challenge#/

    Friday's Meetup will share the framework of resiliency and stories around what these types of programs and could look like for Oakland.

    Kiran Jain will be speaking at one of our upcoming Meetups to share the vision of the Resilient Oakland Playbook and answer your questions. Stay tuned for that announcement.

    What is 100RC and the Challenge Agenda?

    "100 Resilient Cities is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st Century. 100Rc supports the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks - earthquakes, fires, floods, etc. - but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day to day or cyclical basis."

    Why do we care about the 100RC Challenge?

    The 100RC is important because the core of what we consider about Smart Cities, IoT, HCIx, Smart Data, and resilience should be, at a foundation level, providing critical value to constituents by connecting people to real resources, information, and capabilities whether in the private, public, and non-profit sectors to empower all who live and thrive here. 

    The 100RC does a great job in providing frameworks to consider how to go about organizing connected city programs.

    _____________________________________________________________

    Vision Architecture Creates a Resilient Oakland Coloring Book to Engage Youth in Shaping the Future of Oakland

    Art and storytelling play an important role in transformation initiatives and Vision Architecture wanted to contribute to the Resilient Oakland strategy so we offered to create a coloring book to feature the resilience of Oaklanders over a 110 year period illustrating the past, present, and future of our city when we engage a broad spectrum of contributors and grow capabilities right here with Oakland youth.

    We'll share the book with you and discuss ideas about connected city programs and STEAM education featured in the book. Do you think these programs could take hold, what should be added, and how could a city roll them out?

    The coloring book is posted here, free for your use, and we'll bring a few print copies to the meetup with us for those who'd like a paper copy.

    https://beta.oaklandca.gov/documents/resilient-oakland-coloring-book

    Coloring Book Story Lines:

    "The Past" chapter starts with the migration of thousands of workers to Oakland during WWII who worked on the Henry J. Kaiser Liberty Ships, on BART, and other massive transportation infrastructure projects and into the social justice protests of the 60s, to the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and Oakland's resilience following the destruction of freeways around the Bay Area.

    "The Present" chapter features "Our Future City" workshops being offered to Oakland youth, about community resiliency and working on ecoblocks in their neighborhoods, flipping one block at a time, to become and verdant, green city in the future. 

    The 3rd grade girls from Fruitvale featured in the in the workshops imagine parks as accessible, safe, connected, multi-functional, and inclusive of all age ranges, backgrounds, and abilities.  There are community gardens with restaurants, rescue dog training, tree houses, art classes, and project areas for their parents to work on solar panel to power the park, water reuse programs, and plants that help deal with rising sea level issues in the community.

    They design a smart city app that monitors the park's perimeter, their friends, family, and pets so everyone can find each other in an emergency and city park goers can learn about ongoing activities and fun things to do at the park on the smart watch apps for Our Future City.

    "The Future" chapter features what happens in Oakland when constituents decide to roll out "Our Future City" workshops throughout the public school system and generations of kids grow up learning how to imagine, construct, and build their visions for the future.

    We're sharing this format with you to seed conversations and generate new ideas for projects constituents can work on in and around Oakland and other Bay Area cities.

    ______________________________

    City of Oakland Smart Mobility Programs are Here!

    Earlier this year the Smart City/IoT Meetups focused on bringing cross-functional city stakeholders together to brainstorm ideas for real programs and for the City of Oakland to share information about programs they're working on that would be coming very soon.

    A lot of these conversations were around transportation and national agenda to connect more people to more mobility resources.

    Michael Ford, from the City of Oakland Public Works and Transportation Division, will share new initiatives and real programs already underway this year and share stories about SmartMob community engagement events and plans for the creation of, "Ladders of Opportunity", all throughout the City of Oakland.

    Come learn about Oakland's new Department of Transportation as it is being developed and bring your ideas to the table so we can all learn from each other and build momentum for local projects.

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    More Smart City & IoT Events with Featuring Our Membership

    We are connecting more and more with other Meetup groups and design communities in Oakland and around the country so look for us more frequently in private sector and with other Meetups!

    Oct. 20: Oaklean Smart City Meetup - Stephanie Hayden & Michael Ford speak on Smart Cities at Oaklean's October Meetup Event: https://www.meetup.com/Oaklean/events/234601209/

    Nov. 2-4: The Internet of Things Institute's, Conference in Chicago "IoT Emerge Women in Technology Conference"

    "Connected, Smart & Resilient City Blueprints: How and Where to Start and Grow Public & Private Sector IoT Initiatives"

    Featuring our very own Smart City/IoT/HCIx Members:

    + Stephanie Hayden of Vision Architecture and the Vision Architecture Smart City/Smart Data/IoT/HCIx Meetup

    + Ayelet Baron, Futurist and Author of, "Our Journey to Corporate Sanity: Transformational Stories from the Frontiers of 21st Century Leadership"

    + Linda Drabik of NY IoT & SF IoT Meetups, and

    + Kristy LaFollette of Favorite Medium, Wired Magazine, and Right to Health

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    Come join in the fun and add your resources and skills to a growing pool of opportunity.

    Onward!

    Stephanie Hayden
    Vision Architecture
    hayden@visionarchitectureinc.com
    www.visionarchitectureinc.com

    Oct
    20
    6:00 pm18:00

    Oaklean Design Meetup: "Smart Cities"

    • futuredraft

    How do cities today get a leg up on innovating a myriad of complex and often archaic systems? How does design thinking play a role? What does a smart city really mean? How can you get involved (and get paid!)? 

    There are a lot of questions around this global movement that's helping cities get into the 21st century to address sustainability, job growth and much more. Join us for an evening about Smart Cities and what opportunities are out there for us. Our guests include Stephanie Hayden, founder of Vision Architecture, and Sheba Najmi, Code for America 2012 Fellow and Senior UX Strategist at Exygy.

    Food and drink will be served, $5 cover.

    See you then!

    https://www.meetup.com/Oaklean/events/234601209/