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Issue 3.1

The City of Tomorrow: Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life

One way to understand the shape of cities is to understand how the urban environment coevolves with technological culture, and how technologies impact city-making, planning, and inhabitation. In the twentieth century, technologies such as industrialization, railways, electrification, automobiles, highway construction, zoning, skyscrapers, and logistics had profound influence on the physical form and operation of cities. It is now becoming clear that digital information and communications technologies—increasingly pervasive, embedded, personalized, and interconnected—are having equally profound impacts on the twenty-first century city…