Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia

Anthony M Townsend

An unflinching look at the aspiring city-builders of our smart, mobile, connected future.


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Book Information

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 10/06/2014
Pages: 416
ISBN-13: 9780393349788
ISBN-10: 0393349780
Language: English

Full Description

From Beijing to Boston, cities are deploying smart technology--sensors embedded in streets and subways, Wi-Fi broadcast airports and green spaces--to address the basic challenges faced by massive, interconnected metropolitan centers. In Smart Cities, Anthony M. Townsend documents this emerging futuristic landscape while considering the motivations, aspirations, and shortcomings of the key actors--entrepreneurs, mayors, philanthropists, and software developers--at work in shaping the new urban frontier.

About the Author

Anthony M. Townsend is the author of Ghost Road and Smart Cities, and the president and founder of Star City Group, a strategic foresight and urban planning studio. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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