Austin Brought the Human Touch to Smart City Planning

By Jenny McGrath

Digital Trends

July 31, 2017

Austin is among the most economically segregated cities in the U.S., according to “Segregated City,” a 2015 report from the University of Toronto’s Martin Prosperity Institute. ‘It’s easy to put new sensors and all this crazy stuff in places that are well wired and affluent and where people are receptive to the technology,’ Lehr said. ‘You’re not really solving a problem; you’re making a cushy life cushier.’ Instead, the city decided to take a step back and see where technology and other investments could make the biggest impact.

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