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An unflinching look at the aspiring city-builders of our smart, mobile, connected future.
“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
“Anthony Townsend's terrific book looks at the historic relationship of urban and industrial development to new technologies.” — Architecture Today
“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
“... fascinating stories of urban renewal and innovation from around the globe and packaged... into lessons that are neat and digestible.” — Slate