Authors: Federico Parolotto
, Francesco Maria Cerroni
Carlo Ratti of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) SENSEable City Lab explains why cities keep on growing and how technology is changing our life in terms of mobility and access to real-time information. The increasing deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics in recent years is allowing a new approach to the study of the built environment. The Senseable City Lab aims to investigate and intervene in the interface between people, technologies and the city, delivering research and applications that empower citizens to make choices that result in a more livable urban condition.
Carlo Ratti is an architect and engineer who practices in Italy (carloratti.com), and teaches at the MIT, where he directs the SENSEable City Lab.