Apps for Asia

The Future Cities Institute designed and ran the Apps for Asia program for Microsoft in 2013. 

Through a series of events, the AppsForAsia - Redesigning Development 'hackathon' aims to harness the creative power of hundreds of independent software developers across Asia and the Pacific to create sustainable solutions for the economic, commercial and social benefit of governments, NGOs, citizens, and enterprises.

NZ Cities Summit 2012

This week  Malcolm Fraser, CEO of the Future Cities Institute will be chairing the NZ Cities Summit 2012 being held in Auckland, New Zealand. Looks like it’s going to be a great event, with a top line-up of speakers and discussion panels, including; Hamilton Mayor – Julie Hardaker, Tauranga Mayor – Stuart Crosby, Auckland Deputy Mayor – Penny Hulse, Ludo Campbell-Reid – Auckland Council, Rohan MacMahon – Crown Fibre Holdings, Louise Marra – Ministry of Economic Development and Brett O’Riley – ATEED…to name just a few.

Reconstruction efforts in Christchurch have been described as world leading following a visit from the World Bank – Cities Alliance and the Future Cities Institute recently. Visiting New Zealand from Washington DC to speak at the Futures Cities Forum in Auckland, William (Billy) Cobbett, Manager World Bank - Cities Alliance Group, and as well Cantabrian expat, Malcolm Fraser, CEO of The Future Cities Institute  took time out to visit Christchurch and met with the city’s reconstruction team.