Futurescape City Tours in DC

Futurescape City Tours in DC


What does the future hold for Washington DC? Which new technologies matter most for you and your community? How would you direct science and technology? Area citizens joined University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, and Arizona State University researchers in discovering nanotechnology and thinking about what it might mean for Washington DC. As science and technology progress, their voice is important in shaping new developments. They experienced nanotechnology through a guided walking tour of the city, talked with scientists and engineers, photographed the past, present, and future of the city and shared their opinions about desirable futures.


David Tomblin, University of Maryland and Virginia Tech

Mahmud Farooque, Arizona State University

Participation involved attending three gatherings

September 28, 2013 : Learn about nanotechnology and develop agenda for the walking tour.

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November 16, 2013: Take a walking tour to photograph and talk with experts and stakeholders.

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View Photographs Taken by Participants During the Walking Tour

November 19, 2013: Reflect on the past and the present to set priorities for the future.

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