What cities need now | Curio

What cities need now

16 mins | May 5, 2021

Start your day with a dose of inspiration by listening to a carefully selected 15-minute audio story. Listen to expert voices across Technology, Business, Psychology and Health — bringing you new perspectives, insights and ideas. Released every Monday to Friday, we’ll help you practice curiosity and open-mindedness as part of your daily routine. Today's pick: New tech is doing little to solve old problems. Smart cities haven’t brought the tangible improvements that many hoped they would. Instead, it is clear that technology companies are taking on more infrastructure responsibilities that governments have long fulfilled, but will this intensify the current urban inequalities of our towns? Jennifer Clark examines the growing concerns surrounding technology-driven involvement in shaping cities and reveals the key to improving our urban landscapes.

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