Smart Cities: How Technology Will Shape Our Urban Spaces


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Beijing central business district skyline at night.


We are living in an era of mass urbanization, when more people live in cities and cell phones outnumber landlines. In his new book, urban planning expert Anthony M. Townsend explores the people and historical forces that have changed the design of cities and information technologies, and how they are related. This hour, we’ll talk about how technology follows human settlement and what it means for the future.


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