The key to smarter cities might not be technology, but the existence of dense central zones made for walking.
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I’m MIT Technology Review's chief correspondent, keeping an eye most often on the world of information and communication technologies—and asking my kids when I don’t understand what’s going on. Recent projects have taken me to Kenya to write about mobile-phone-based health initiatives, and Germany to explore how they’ll ramp up renewable power while closing down nuclear plants. My 2008 feature on the Obama campaign’s social-networking operation was selected for The Best Technology Writing 2009.
David Talbot's Stories
Smart grid player GridPoint snaps up $120 million in financing.
As teachers converge, One Laptop per Child takes a big leap from pilot program to large-scale national execution.
One Laptop per Child's former CTO drops in on the Andean nation's big laptop deployment.
Google helps organize the world's disinformation, too.
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