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Mike Barlow and Cornelia Levy-Bencheton

Mike Barlow and Cornelia Levy-Bencheton

MIKE BARLOW is an award-winning journalist, prolific author, and business strategy consultant. He is the author of Learning to Love Data Science (O'Reilly, 2015), and coauthor of The Executive's Guide to Enterprise Social Media Strategy (Wiley, 2011), and Partnering with the CIO (Wiley, 2007). He is also the author of numerous articles, reports, and white papers on AI, machine learning, smart cities and digital transformation. A graduate of Hamilton College, he is a licensed private pilot, avid reader, and enthusiastic ice hockey fan. CORNELIA LÉVY-BENCHETON is a communications strategy consultant and writer whose data-driven marketing and decision support work helps companies optimize their performance in the face of change. As Principal of CLB Strategic Consulting, LLC, her focus is on the impact of disruptive technologies and associated cultural challenges that open up new opportunities and necessitate refreshed strategies. She is a published author and career financial services executive who has worked in the United States, France, and Switzerland. Ms. Lévy-Bencheton earned an MA from Stanford University, an MBA from Pace University and advanced certificates from New York University.

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Cities in Motion: The Unintended Consequences of New Technology

By Mike Barlow and Cornelia Levy-Bencheton on Apr 8, 2019 3:57:22 PM

If the science fiction writers of the 1950s had been right, most of us today would travel around in flying cars and pneumatic trains. We would commute to work on high-speed moving sidewalks and zip across town in horizontal elevators. For short hops, we would wear personal jet packs or anti-gravity belts. Well, here we are in the early 21st century and we’re still waiting for buses, stuck in traffic jams and trying to walk across busy streets without being hit by a cab. Transportation has changed, but not in the ways predicted by science fiction. Many of the most important changes have been invisible.

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Smart Mobility Technology Singapore Smart City Technology Urban Mobility Transportation New York City Congestion Smart City Projects London Texas Cities in Motion Ride-Sharing Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System Split Cycle Offset Optimisation Technique Mobility Revolution Transportation Projects Milan Congestion Pricing Stockholm

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Smart Cities Are Influenced by the Past, Even as They Look Ahead to the Future

By Mike Barlow and Cornelia Levy-Bencheton on Feb 7, 2019 12:00:46 AM

When we think of smart cities, we tend to think in futuristic terms. We often use the language and iconography of futurism to express our visions of what a smart city should look like. But we should also look to the past for lessons and examples of how previous generations handled the challenges of planning and developing urban spaces.

Topics:

Smart Citizens Smart City Innovation Smart People Urban Planning Urban Innovation Future Cities Traffic Management Smart Cities, Smart Future Digital Technologies Smart City Initiatives New York City Complete Streets Vision Zero

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