Thursday, June 11, 2015

Urbanism on the March

If if isn't enough that Google wants to take over the digital world, consider the latest (as of June 2015) of their many ventures - a department to 'update' the wellbeing of cities. According to the New York Times' business page, former New York City deputy mayor Dan Doctoroff (and former Bloomberg official) has signed on to run Sidewalk Labs, a so-called "urban innovation company." Technology is at the heart of the move, of course. The ambitions as described are enormous. nothing less than 'quality of life' will come under its umbrella.
Will Silicon Valley itself next have a seat in the President's cabinet, maybe even at the United Nations? 

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