27th Annual Toronto Planning Dinner
Speaker: Anthony Townsend
The future is now. Technology is rapidly transforming the way we live, work and play in our cities, and we need to be prepared to manage the inevitable change.
At the 27th Annual Dinner, internationally-recognized author, speaker and strategy consultant, Anthony Townsend, will share his vision for the future of city-building, and help us understand the implications of technologically driven decision making.
Anthony is focused on the intersection of global urbanization and ubiquitous computing. He holds a doctorate in Urban and Regional Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master’s in Urban Planning from New York University.
Anthony founded Bits and Atoms, an integrated digital and physical urban planning strategic advisory studio that works with industry, government and philanthropy on economic development, digital placement and strategic technology forecasting. He is also the author of Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia and co-founded the largest free Wi-Fi co-operative in the United States.