Why Pursuing Urban Utopias Isn't Smart Article uri icon

  • Overview


  • What's so enticing about urban utopias? Why does technological innovation in urban planning never quite achieve what its purveyors promise it will? We explore this issue with John Lorinc, author of "Dream States: Smart Cities, Technology and the Pursuit of Urban Utopias;" Josh O'Kane, a Globe and Mail technology reporter and author of "Sideways, The City Google Couldn't Buy;" and Vass Bednar, executive director, Master of Public Policy in Digital Society Program.

publication date

  • October 27, 2022