Urbanizing Technology

Saturday, 15 February 2014
Grand Ballroom A (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Saskia Sassen , Columbia University, New York City, NY
Urban density, with its issues of sanitation and overcrowding, has been a remediation target for progressive reformers and city planners for decades. But density also raises the probability of positive environmental and societal outcomes. Indigenous, dense communication networks, augmented by new “smart city” technologies, can serve as facilitators of environmentally and socially sound practices. Density can drive strategic, localized goal execution while supporting broader objectives.