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The Smart Enough City

19.02.2019
Start 12:00, End 13:15

Putting Technology in Its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future
Smart cities, where technology is used to solve every problem, are hailed as futuristic urban utopias. We are promised that apps, algorithms, and artificial intelligence will relieve congestion, restore democracy, prevent crime, and improve public services. In The Smart Enough City, Ben Green warns against seeing the city only through the lens of technology; taking an exclusively technical view of urban life will lead to cities that appear smart but under the surface are rife with injustice and inequality. He proposes instead that cities strive to be “smart enough”: to embrace technology as a powerful tool when used in conjunction with other forms of social change—but not to value technology as an end in itself.

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM ET
This event will be live webcast on this page at noon on the event date.

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Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Telefon: +1 (617) 495-7547

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1585 Massachusetts Ave
Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall
02138 Cambridge
United States of America

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