An unflinching look at the aspiring city-builders of our smart, mobile, connected future.
From Beijing to Boston, cities are deploying smart technologysensors embedded in streets and subways, Wi-Fi broadcast airports and green spacesto 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 actorsentrepreneurs, mayors, philanthropists, and software developersat work in shaping the new urban frontier.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Anthony Townsend is president of Asterisk City Group, a forecasting and urban planning collaborative based in New York City, and the author of Smart Cities. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Urbanization and Ubiquity 1
1 The $100 Billion Jackpot 19
2 Cybernetics Redux 57
3 Cities of Tomorrow 93
4 The Open-Source Metropolis 115
5 Tinkering Toward Utopia 142
6 Have Nots 168
7 Reinventing City Hall 194
8 A Planet of Civic Laboratories 226
9 Buggy, Brittle, and Bugged 252
10 A New Civics for a Smart Century 282