Cornell’s urbanist in residence envisions the smart city decade ahead

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Blockchain, social media, digital twins, smart buildings, delivery robots…Technology innovations and headlines come thick and fast these days. It can be overwhelming for city officials to take everything in and understand what it means for them and their residents.

A new ‘Horizon Scan’ interactive resource from Cornell Tech explores more than 250 urban technology innovations and sets them in context for cities, in terms of both the opportunities and risks.

The tool looks at a variety of technological advances — from autonomous vehicles and facial recognition to carbon sinks and urban sensing — that could transform our cities over the next ten years. Cornell says it is the most comprehensive survey of emerging urban tech to date.

+INFO: Cities Today

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