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SXSW 2020

The Term ‘Smart Cities’ is Stupid

The shift from the industrial city of today to an information society encounters one of the greatest challenges we face as a civilization. If we understand the city to be one of its major inventions, the way we understand and build cities stands at a crossroads that exceeds the magnitude of the challenges posed by technological change. Welcome to the emerging field of Urbanetics where advanced aspirations will confront major challenges or radical change in the operating system of society. This new mindset will subversively introduce more efficient, more profitable, more environmentally-friendly and more sustainable management models, based on precisely the opposite of the previous post-industrial model, introducing real-time data as the scientific basis of the city model.

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  1. What part is "Smart" and what part is "City"? They are two different things.
  2. Differentiation between the business model and its profitability vs. the public point of view or the city protocol model? How do they work together.
  3. What new designs will emerge from Applied Urbanetics which will be the driving force for a new era of advanced industrial production and beyond.


  • Greg Carley, VP of Product Innovation, Hypergiant


Greg Carley, VP of Product Innovation, Hypergiant

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Presentation
  • Track: Government & Politics
  • Level: Intermediate
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