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Flexible Density: An Essay

Rather than rushing out with a perspective early on in the pandemic that I’d later regret, I decided to wait and see how things shaped up. Finally, in late October 2020, I had a chance to reflect in Nautilus (article) on the year’s events, and the spatial shifts in and

Our New Book Explores the Driverless Future

For decades we have tried to build a car that will drive itself. Anthony M. Townsend’s Ghost Road argues convincingly that the driverless car is a red herring. When self-driving technology infects buses, bikes, delivery vans, and even buildings, a wild, woollier, future awaits.

We also do deep dives on urban data...

What’s next for urban tech? A white paper for Cornell Tech

This paper is the first output from our ongoing work with the Urban Tech Hub @ Cornell Tech, and identifies key ethical dilemmas shaping the future of networks, sensing, and computation in cities. This discussion paper explores the emerging territory of urban tech. First, it reviews definitions of urban tech,

Making Sense of Urban Science

Why do some cities grow, and others decline? What makes one city different from another, and what commonalities do they share? What is a city anyways?

... think big about the tech economy in cities...

...and develop new frameworks for future urbanism.