anthony townsend

Dr. Anthony Townsend is President and Founder of Star City Group, where he works around the world with industry, government and philanthropy on urban tech foresight, policy, and planning studies. He is Urbanist in Residence at Cornell Tech’s Jacobs Institute. As part of the founding team of the university’s Urban Tech Hub, located on Roosevelt Island in New York City, he directs applied research and teaches courses on smart cities engineering.

Anthony is the author of two books on the future of cities and technology, 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.

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