Cities and technology

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New information and communications technologies (ICTs) -- including the internet of things (IoT) and advanced data analytics using artificial intelligence -- have become essential tools for many city governments. Smart-city innovations are helping to boost efficiencies, improve infrastructure and confront urgent challenges -- such as rapid population growth, social inequality and climate change. Yet, along with their well-documented benefits, new technologies are ushering in new risks and unintended consequences. Increasingly, cybersecurity, privacy rights and the gap between those who have access to new technologies and those who don't -- aka the digital divide -- are receiving greater scrutiny. Getting the risk-reward balance right is key for citizens' wellbeing. The 2022 book Cities and Technologies: Building Cities in the Age of Information is the sixth in the IESE Cities in Motion International Urban Best Practices series. Written by IESE professors Pascual Berrone and Joan Enric Ricart, with Larisa Tatge, this volume examines key trends in the use of technology in urban environments, while also exploring inherent risks. The volume also compiles best practices drawn from New York, Tokyo and many other smart cities around the world.
Bibliographic citation: BERRONE, P., RICART, J. E., TATGE, L. (2022). Cities and technology. Building cities in the age of information. Barcelona: IESE.
Date: 01/03/2022
Author(s): Pascual Berrone; Joan Enric Ricart; Larisa Tatge
Document type: Book
Department: Strategic Management
Languages: English