Anthony Townsend

Dr. Anthony Townsend is an internationally-recognized expert on the future of cities and information technology. His first book, SMART CITIES: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for A New Utopia, was published by W.W. Norton & Co. in 2013.

Dr. Townsend is the founder of Bits and Atoms, a strategic advisory practice focused on technology-enabled urban development. His clients include Sidewalk Labs (an Alphabet company), Arup, the Inter-American Development Bank, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and many others.

Anthony’s recent research has covered the future of technology and mobility, the urban science movement, and big data and inclusion, with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and Knight Foundation. His writing and research have appeared in Scientific American, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Cairo Review of Global Affairs. He is frequently quoted in technology and business publications and broadcasts including The New York Times, The Economist, NPR, BusinessWeek, and Time.

Anthony is active in the civic tech movement, and was the co-founder of NYCwireless, a pioneer in the municipal wireless movement.

Bios, my CV, headshot, etc etc are all here – Anthony M Townsend – Media Kit July 2016.

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