IFTF publishes The Future of Cities, Information, and Inclusion

Institute  for the Future (IFTF) just published The Future of Cities, Information, and Inclusion – a ten year forecast map

charts the important intersections between urbanization and digitalization that will shape this global urban experiment, and the key tensions that will arise.

Its an interesting way to look at cities, technology, data and services.  The document lays out the elements of in a graphical map, however I found the titles used jargon or phrases that seem non-sensical such as ‘hyperlocal soapboxes’ and ‘pro-poor interfaces’ – I am all for presenting information in exciting and graphical way but wish organisations would spend more time thinking of ways to make it easy to understand for the average person not just educated professionals.

You can download the map and read more at The Future of Cities, Information, and Inclusion

Also there is an article at Fast Company – The Battle for Control of Smart Cities – through which I found out about The Future of Cities, Information, and Inclusion

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