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Dec 2016 | YOUR FUTURE CITY

PREPARING OUR CITIES FOR A DATA-DRIVEN FUTURE
CHRISTINA FRANKEN, MAPBOX

Technology companies have been leading the way in defining their vision of what smart cities of the future should look like. By deploying the latest tech at a large scale in new developments, dystopian novels appear to be at the brink of becoming reality. This sensor-laden, tech-first approach is fit to boost the portfolios of tech companies, but seems to forget the centerpiece of what makes a city a city —  its people. The stark contrast between hyper-smart developments and our organically grown cities is puzzling. 

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