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

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

by Anthony M. Townsend

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393349788
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/06/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 634,288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Anthony Townsend is an advisor to industry and government at the Silicon Valley–based Institute for the Future and directs urban research at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation. He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

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

Epilogue 321

Acknowledgments 325

Notes 329

Index 371

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