anthony townsend

Dr. Anthony Townsend works at the intersection of urbanization and digital technology. He is Urbanist in Residence at Cornell Tech’s Jacobs Institute, where his research focuses on scenarios and ethical frameworks for urban tech innovation. Anthony is the author of two books, Ghost Road: Beyond the Driverless Car (2020) and Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers and the Quest for A New Utopia (2013), both published by W.W. Norton & Co. His consultancy, Star City Group, works around the world with industry, government and philanthropy on urban tech foresight, policy, and planning studies.

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