Dr. Anthony Townsend

Dr. Anthony Townsend

Urbanist in Residence, Cornell Tech; Star City Group

How will city-dwellers live in a digitalized, connected future? Anthony Townsend knows at least some of the answers. The author of Ghost Road: Beyond the Driverless Car (2020) and Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers and the Quest for A New Utopia (2013) is the founder of the strategy consultancy and planning studio “Star City Group” works at the intersection of urbanization and digital technology.  
Townsend is sure that “you can continue planning to run your city with the same methods and the same people and same organizations — but disruption is gonna happen again and again and again.“