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New Book Smart Cities, Smart Future by Mike Barlow and Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton Provides a Glimpse into the Future of Smart Cities Around the World

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Mike and Cornelia have distilled hundreds of ideas, sources, milestones, technologies and dreams into a thoughtful ’showcase of tomorrow’. . . their analysis, synthesis, and narrative make this a foundational guide for all of us.

Smart cities have the power to solve many of the world’s most complicated problems. That’s the inspirational message of a visionary new book, Smart Cities, Smart Future: Showcasing Tomorrow, available nowAuthors Mike Barlow and Cornelia Lévy-Benchetontake readers on a whirlwind journey into the future, revealing the challenges and opportunities facing a turbulent world.

By 2050, most of the world’s population will live in cities. But will those cities be smart cities? Will they be wonderful utopian communities equipped with the best technologies and managed by enlightened governments? Will they be places where we want to live, work and raises families?

Smart cities are essential to the future of our planet. Smart cities are the world’s best hope for dealing with global challenges such as transportation, sustainability, citizen engagement, healthcare, education, public safety, migration, energy efficiency and climate change. The best solutions for many of the world’s thorniest problems will emerge from grassroots efforts in cities and towns.

Smart Cities, Smart Future explains how smart cities such as Barcelona, Singapore, Tel Aviv and New York have become powerful forces for positive change and transformation. Smart Cities, Smart Future offers a glimpse into our collective future, describing the impact of smart city projects on people in towns, cities and nations around the world and invites readers to imagine the world of tomorrow, a fascinating planet of connected cities and communities.

“If you’re interested in the future of humanity, this is the book for you. This book is a readable guide for people everywhere who want to engage and participate in the smart city movement,” says Hon. Jerry MacArthur Hultin, Chairman and Co-Founder, Global Futures Group; former President of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University; and former Undersecretary of the U.S. Navy.

Mike Barlow is an award-winning journalist, prolific author, and business strategy consultant. He is the author of Learning to Love Data Science (O’Reilly, 2015), and coauthor of The Executive’s Guide to Enterprise Social Media Strategy (Wiley, 2011), and Partnering with the CIO (Wiley, 2007). He is also the author of numerous articles, reports, and white papers on AI, machine learning, smart cities and digital transformation. A graduate of Hamilton College, he is a licensed private pilot, avid reader, and enthusiastic ice hockey fan.

Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton is a communications strategy consultant and writer whose data-driven marketing and decision support work helps companies optimize their performance in the face of change. As Principal of CLB Strategic Consulting, LLC, her focus is on the impact of disruptive technologies and associated cultural challenges that open up new opportunities and necessitate refreshed strategies. She is a published author and career financial services executive who has worked in the United States, France, and Switzerland. Ms. Lévy-Bencheton earned an MA from Stanford University, an MBA from Pace University and advanced certificates from New York University.


Smart Cities, Smart Future - By Mike Barlow and Cornelia Lévy-Bencheton (ISBN: 9781119516187)

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