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The Digital City, and How To Get There

Smart city experts share insights on the transformation of today's cities.

About this podcast

Imagine a city that’s clean, safe, and economically vibrant — not to mention, fun, creative, and smart. Who wouldn’t want to live there?

But a smart city has to be a digital city. And transformation is never easy. So, what can city leaders do to realize that vision of a thriving 21st century digital city?

In this podcast, Kevin Delaney, co-author of the paper Digital Cities: Building the New Public Infrastructure, seeks answers from:

  • Bob Bennett, chief innovation officer of Kansas City, Mo.

  • Jesse Berst, founder of the Smart Cities Council

  • Dr. Sumit Chowdhury, founder of India’s Gaia Smart Cities

  • Lou Zacharilla, Intelligent Communities Forum