Ellis Talton and Remington Tonar: Smart Cities Are Built By Smart People, Not Smart Things

“If the essence of urban development is individual action, then a city can only be as smart as its citizens.”

Despite their recent surge in popularity, smart cities are not a new idea. In fact, their origins can be traced back a hundred years to the work of early 20th century urban planner Le Corbusier, who understood the home as a "machine for living in."

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