The City As A Massive Laboratory For Innovation
The Institute for the Future has released a map of "The Future of Cities, Information, and Inclusion."
The Institute for the Future has released a map from it's most recent research on urban development, The Future of Cities, Information, & Inclusion. The research looks at the converging impacts of urban demographics, social collaboration, economic disparity, and the rapid digitization of the cityscape. IFTF envisions the city as a massive laboratory for innovation in addressing the challenges of our times. Within this landscape, communities adopt resilient strategies, encourage makers & tinkerers, and re-purpose digital tools to create local solutions to problems that are often the result of macrotrends. Managers of the emerging city-states look to instrumentation and monitoring as tools for gathering run-time data about civic processes, crunching massive data streams to optimize civic efficiencies and model futures possibilities.