Harvard Professor Edward Glaeser argues that technology alone will not suffice to improve cities, since innovation comes from human connection. Only by using these technologies and innovation smartly will life conditions for cities all around the world progress.
How do centripetal and centrifugal technologies match and how do they influence the development of cities? Centripetal technologies bring us together and centrifical technologies. The history of cities is a dance between the two technologies. In this interview, Glaeser agrees that centripetal dominate nowadays, since we see a rise of cities where idea creation, innovation and connection are relevant assets. We are social spieces that get smart being around smart citizens.