Press & Interviews


“What Is A Smart City?” IESE Interview

A short video interview where I explain smart cities to a professor from the IESE, one of the world’s leading business schools based in Barcelona.

BusinessWeek Online Interview

A chat with reporter Pete Engardio about science parks, technology innovation, and economic development.

BusinessWeekOnline Interview with Dr. Anthony Townsend from Anthony Townsend on Vimeo.

WOSU – All Sides with Ann Fisher

“Smart Cities: How Technology Will Shape Our Urban Spaces”, October 9, 2013.

CBS Saturday Morning

“Reshaping the Future: Cities of Tomorrow”, October 5, 2013.

CUNY TV – Brian Lehrer

“After Superstorm Sandy: Designing for Disaster”, October 2, 2013. (My segment starts around 45 minutes in.)

WNYC Leonard Lopate Show

“Building Smart Cities”WNYC Leonard Lopate Show, September 30, 2013.

National Public Radio

Tech-Savvy Cities May Be ‘Smart,’ But Are They Wise?“, National Public Radio, July 11, 2013.




“Hacking Into Smart Cities”, Next City, October 14, 2013.

Tomorrow’s Cities: What’s It Like to Live in A Smart City?“, BBC News, September 23, 2013.

Clever Cities: The Multiplexed Metropolis“, The Economist, September 7, 2013.

Wakefield, “Tomorrow’s cities: Rio de Janeiro’s bid to become a smart city“, BBC News, September 8, 2013.

Franklyn Cater, “City Slickers: 5 Books About the Urban Experience“,, July 30, 2013

Tech-Savvy Cities May Be ‘Smart,’ But Are They Wise?“, National Public Radio, July 11, 2013.

Erica Naone, “Using Data to Design Government Services“, MIT Technology Review, April 20, 2011.

Greg Lindsay, “The Battle for Control of Smart Cities“, Fast Company, December 16, 2010.

Gobs of old clips going back to 2001 in coverage of NYCwireless and my research are in my blog archives.