We are thrilled to announce the success of the “Future of Mobility Workshop & Symposium,” a two-day event that brought together graduate students from the Graduate School of Design (GSD) at Harvard University and the University of Bergamo (UNIBG) in Italy. The Symposium, which took place on April 13 and 14, was part of a multi-year academic collaboration research and teaching initiative to put the human being at the center of urban design and planning. This year’s theme focused on the relationship between the individual and the urban environment through the experience of Light Mobility. 

The two-day event was packed with insightful presentations and engaging discussions. We had the privilege of hosting Brad Weed, Carole Turley Voulgaris (GSD), and Bryan Boyer, who offered valuable insights into the ways in which technology, human behavior, and the built environment intersect. They helped us broaden our perspectives and understand the numerous connections between these elements. Participants had the opportunity to learn from each other, share their research, and exchange ideas on how to enhance the relationship between people and their surroundings. 

Thank you to all participants for making this year’s Symposium a success. Your enthusiasm, dedication, and contributions to the discussion were truly inspiring. 

We are excited to see what new insights and ideas will emerge from this year’s Symposium and look forward to the next event in this ongoing collaboration.

Thank you again to everyone who participated! And thanks to the REAL Lab team for making this happen: Allen Sayegh (PI), Stefano Andreani, Isa He, Indrajeet Haldar, Kenny Kim, Ibrahim Ibrahim, and Vivianna Urra!

*For questions, please contact Isa He ([email protected]).