"[A] timely and necessary guide to this age of the Franken-city." -- Daniel Brook "Anthony Townsend sifts through the hope and the hype of the latest system upgrade for our growing, and increasingly more elusively managed, metropolises - digital technology - emerging with an ambitiously wide-ranging, admirably clear-eyed, and ultimately humanistic guidebook to the connected city." -- Tom Vanderbilt, author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us) "Powerful, readable prose." -- Franklyn Carter "Of interest to urban planners and designers, tech leaders, and entrepreneurs, Townsend's globe-hopping study examines the trend toward smart cities while addressing pros and cons, as top-down corporate models develop alongside communitarian and entrepreneurial initiatives...The autobiographical passages and close readings of other scrappy innovators are the most enjoyable part of this impressive survey, which tries to secure democratic impulses amid a new gold rush." "Compelling." -- Melanie Moses "[Townsend] has written a generous book in clean prose, one that will engage both advanced geeks and cyber-dolts." -- Catherine TumberRezension:
"How tomorrow's open spaces evolve cannot be known but armed with this book, the reader will be bang up to date with who's who in the smart city boom, and what's happening where." Engineering & Technology "Anthony Townsend's terrific book looks at the historic relationship of urban and industrial development to new technologies." Architecture Today "Townsend's interest in smart cities is more than merely technological: he offers an entertaining history of urban planning's visionaries and villains, the technological breakthroughs and the spectacular failures that brought us to this crossroads." New Scientist
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