W. W. Norton & Company "Smart Cities" Book examines the trend towards smart cities while addressing pros as well as cons and is written by Anthony M. Townsend.
W. W. Norton & Company "Smart Cities" Book points to smaller stories in making the case that local ingenuity should lead the way. Book defines a smart city as an urban environment where information technology is combined with infrastructure.
Age group and grade: Ages 15+ years
Title: "Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia"
Author: Anthony M. Townsend
Subject: Public policy - city planning and urban development
Number of pages: 400
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc
Publication date: 10/7/2013
Size: 9.6"H x 6.6"W x 1.4"D
Broad historical look at the forces that have shaped the planning and design of cities and information technologies from the rise of the great industrial cities of the nineteenth century to the present
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