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

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From Beijing to Boston, cities are deploying smart technology--sensors embedded in streets and subways, Wi-Fi broadcast airports and green spaces--to 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 actors--entrepreneurs, mayors, philanthropists, and software developers--at work in shaping the new urban frontier.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393349788
ISBN-10: 0393349780
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: October 6th, 2014
Pages: 388
Language: English