What We Do

Reprogramming The City enables cities to do more with the assets they already have. By repurposing, re-imagining and expanding the capabilities of existing structures surfaces and systems in the city, the increasing needs or urban residents can be met in new, resourceful and resilient ways.

Urban Strategist Scott Burnham created Reprogramming the City as a catalyst for resourceful solutions for urban needs. Under his direction, the project offers a variety of services and engagements to inspire city officials and residents to think more resourcefully about the untapped potential surrounding them in the existing urban landscape.

Exhibitions

Over 25,000 people came to see the ideas and examples within Reprogramming the City during its appearance at Arkdes in Stockholm, Sweden
Over 25,000 people came to see the ideas and examples within Reprogramming the City during its appearance at Arkdes in Stockholm, Sweden

Reprogramming the City exhibitions have appeared in numerous cities worldwide, serving as a catalyst for new thinking and approaches for local officials and citizens. Each exhibition is customized for the host city and region, addressing the local needs and specific conditions with a range of ideas and solutions being developed internationally to offer fresh insight and inspiration for the host city.

Talks and Engagements

Scott Burnham discussing Reprogramming the City concepts and projects with members of Danish Parliament in Copenhagen.
Scott Burnham (third from right) discussing Reprogramming the City concepts and projects with individuals from Danish Parliament and Copenhagen development firms.

Through public talks, lectures, media engagements and hands-on strategy sessions, Burnham leads people towards resourceful approaches for the city to do more with what it already has. Burnham has addressed The World Bank, the global MIPIM Mayor’s Think Tank, and held workshops around the world to develop strategies and hands-on solutions for cities to be more resourceful with the assets already at hand.

Workshops

Reprogramming the City workshops are an opportunity to have professionals and private citizens come together to brainstorm and generate ideas and new solutions for how the city could do more with the assets it already has.

Asking a group of Oslo residents and officials "What More..." can the city do with the assets it already has."
Leading a group of Oslo residents and officials in an exploration of “What More…” the city can do with the assets it already has.

Engaging with the ethos and resourcefulness behind Reprogramming the City doesn’t require a full-on Reprogramming the City exhibition to come to your city (though that is a powerful catalyst in itself). Scott Burnham has lead a vast number of city-specific reprogramming workshops, and engaged world leaders in reprogramming concepts through keynote delivered to agencies from The World Bank to MIPIM’s Global Mayor’s Think Tank.

If you’d like to know more or contact Scott Burnham for an engagement in your city, please get in touch.