April 29, 2021

Clark Publishes "What cities need now"

The City and Regional Planning Section Head asks what comes next as smart cities fail to deliver the tangible results that were promised.

City and Regional Planning Section Head Jennifer Clark has published the lead article in MIT Technology Review's special issue on cities, "The Cities issue." Clark's article, "What cities need now," asks what comes next for smart cities as they seem to fail to deliver the tangible results that were promised.

After a decade of pilot projects and flashy demonstrations, though, it’s still not clear whether smart city technologies can actually solve or even mitigate the challenges cities face. A lot of progress on our most pressing urban issues—such as broadband accessaffordable housing, or public transport—could come from better policies and more funding. These problems don’t necessarily require new technology.

"What cities need now"
by Jennifer Clark

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