Live-work-play. As a part of its initiative to help spur innovation, Midtown Alliance has partnered with Georgia Tech to develop leading-edge technology approaches to enhance the urban environment and will work with local leaders to leverage the sizable array of innovation assets Atlanta has to offer.
The first step in this process will be the creation of a Live-Work-Play Laboratory, which will be used for exploring the potential of media technologies and creating a climate for continual innovation. A major component of the living laboratory will be the development of an open platform for experimental mobile applications designed to enrich the Midtown experience for those who work, live and visit here.
We’re talking about augmented reality tours of the district, apps to help users find parking and real-time public transportation options, and ways to gather community feedback loops for upcoming projects and initiatives. With this partnership and the exciting things that are going on with technology in Atlanta, it aims to be exciting.
Last week, innovators from a wide variety of sectors gathered for an afternoon filled with walking tours of Georgia Tech laboratories and small group brainstorm sessions. Midtown Alliance and Georgia Tech leaders are sifting through the ideas and feedback they received to identify which opportunities to begin to build first.
So be on the look out as Midtown starts to create some exciting experiences. If you’re interested in learning more and being part of the fun, you can sign-up for the Civic Hackathon Corps updates.