Matthew Claudel

The City of Tomorrow

Matthew Claudel

Talk: The City of Tomorrow

Matthew Claudel explains some of the forces behind urban change and offer new visions of the many possibilities for tomorrow’s city. Pervasive digital systems that layer our cities are transforming urban life. He and co-author Carlo Ratti provide a front-row seat to this change. Their work at the MIT Senseable City Laboratory allows experimentation and implementation of a variety of urban initiatives and concepts, from assistive condition-monitoring bicycles to trash with embedded tracking sensors, from mobility to energy, from participation to production. They call for a new approach to envisioning cities: futurecraft, a symbiotic development of urban ideas by designers and the public.

Matthew Claudel

Matthew Claudel is a designer, researcher and writer. He studied architecture at Yale, where he received the Sudler Prize – the highest award for creative arts. He has continued to work on applied research in architecture, innovation science, technology and art.

The City of Tomorrow

Since cities emerged ten thousand years ago, they have become one of the most impressive artifacts of humanity. But their evolution has been anything but linear-cities have gone through moments of radical change, turning points that redefine their very essence. A renowned architect and urban planner who studies the intersection of cities and technology argues that we are in such a moment.

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