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March 24, 2022  |  permalink

The Flow of Urban Life Podcast

NewCities alumnus and KONE director of smart and sustainable cities Tessina Czerwinski was kind enough to invite me to speak on the latest episode of the company’s podcast The Flow of Urban Life. We covered a lot of ground – from Jan Gehl to Tokyo’s exciting mixed-use mid-rise buildings, to the potential for a new urban aesthetic driven by the application of machine learning in architectural design. Show notes are below; you can listen on Soundcloud at bottom or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever quality podcasts are found.

Smart cities have always been using data to imagine a better future for urban inhabitants. In 2022, enhanced digitization continues to help us recognize greater opportunities for citizen participation within built environments, find new avenues for business growth, and identify previously ignored waste.  
 
As the next chapter of digitized, urban living continues to develop at pace, how can we ensure that the technology facilitating this shift is used ethically, delivers sustainable solutions to genuine end user problems, and creates greater opportunities for all?

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Greg Lindsay is a generalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He is the chief communications officer at Climate Alpha, an urban tech fellow at Cornell Tech’s Jacobs Institute, , a senior fellow of MIT’s Future Urban Collectives Lab, and a non-resident senior fellow of The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Strategy Initiative.

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