is an urban planner and forecaster whose writing, public speaking, activism and consulting focus on urbanization, ubiquitous computing and technology-led innovation and economic development. He holds posts as Research Director at the Institute for the Future, an independent research organization based in California’s Silicon Valley, and Senior Research Fellow at New York University's Rudin Center for Transportation. Anthony was co-founder of NYCwireless, a pioneer in the community broadband movement, and was named one of Planetizen’s “Leading Thinkers in Urban Planning & Technology” and “Top 100 Thinkers” tracking the Internet of things by Postscapes
. His first book, Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia
is published by W.W. Norton & Co.
atownsend [at] iftf.org
Posts by Anthony Townsend
PLACES: Smart Cities (10.07.13)