Cities

Smart Cities Need Smart Mayors

Techonomy's CEO recently met with the mayors of two big U.S. cities to discuss how technology can help drive inclusive growth. Here are some takeaways from those conversations.

How Microsoft is Tackling Homelessness in Seattle

Seattle’s economy is booming, thanks partly to tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon. Now, Microsoft is launching a program that may help alleviate the region's affordable housing crisis.

Billionaires are Transforming American Downtowns

The billionaires believe private enterprise can help revive cities like Detroit, San Antonio and Milwaukee. And so far, their investments are working.

AI Enters the Network

Ultimately the end game when AI comes into the network: It will be able to completely rebuild itself in a matter of minutes.

Which Countries Are Winning the Self-Driving Race?

A new study from KPMG International ranks the Netherlands as the country most ready to support driverless cars, followed by Singapore and the United States. China ranks 16th.

Want to Change the World? Go Anywhere but Silicon Valley

Austin McChord built a tech unicorn in Norwalk, CT. He has two unconventional pieces of advice for those starting out in their careers.

Smart Cities Initiatives Gaining Momentum

With more than half the world’s population living in urban environments, now is the time for technology leaders to think about how to make cities smarter, more efficient, and more enjoyable. This piece, prepared by...

Urban Space: Missed Opportunities and Looming Changes

In what has become a recurring theme of Techonomy 2017, the technology is outracing society’s capacity to thoughtfully integrate it. Monday’s sessions on the future of cities was no exception.

Construction Workers Need Tech Skills

Construction is a critical industry that has neither the tech nor the trained workers it needs. McKinsey calculates the world needs a stunning $3.3 trillion in new infrastructure every year through 2030 to keep pace...

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