The Science of Smart Cities

As part of a special issue, Scientific American magazine examines the science of "Better Smarter Cities."

Over 14 articles, Scientific American covers such topics as:

- meeting global challenges through cities
- harnessing mobile communications to create smart cities
- cities as engines of innovation
- why cities become more efficient as they grow
- life in the "meta city"
- innovations for livability
- green retrofitting
- rejuvenation through human capacity - e.g., teachers and entrepreneurs.
- the efficient city
- why 9/11 didn't result in the end of the skyscraper.

Articles are only accessible by purchasing the issue in print or digital download. Writers include Ed Glaeser, Anthony Townsend, and Robert Neuwirth.

Full Story: Better Smarter Cities

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