Abby Suckle and Bill Menking introduce the symposium "Planning for the Future: Integrating Art & Architecture into a Digital Cultural Landscape".
This symposium will talk about the future, about how mapping and digital technologies are being used to integrate art and architecture into city plans that incorporate cultural assets, historical preservation, infrastructure, and sustainability to create vibrant communities. Pittsburgh has recently introduced Plan PGH, its gameplan for growth which addresses these issues. Long term planning typically has a horizon of about 25- 40 years. But, perhaps we should take a longer perspective and really address the thousand year plan. How do we plan for 3011? Albuquerque is a visionary in this regard; our colleagues will share their visions as they plan cultural tourism for future visitors from distant galaxies. Where will they stay? How much will they spend? What will they see?