Urban Operating System

Not-So-Smart Cities

Starting next year, Pegasus Holdings, a Washington-based technology company, will build a medium-size town on 20 square miles of New Mexico desert, populated entirely by robots.

Scheduled to open in 2014, the Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation… will be a life-size laboratory for companies, universities and government agencies to test smart power grids, cyber security, and intelligent traffic and surveillance systems—technologies commonly lumped together under the heading of “smart cities.”

Can the complex randomness of a city really be reduced to an algorithm?

Read Not-So-Smart Cities by Greg Lindsay in the New York Times.

[Top Image: Illustration: Paul Hoppe]


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