Professor Steven Koonin on Google's Sidewalk Labs
Excerpt from The New York Times -- "There is already an emerging academic focus on applying modern digital technology to cities' physical systems. Leading examples include New York University’s Center for the Urban Science and Progress, and the University of Chicago’s Urban Center for Computation and Data. 'It’s great to see an ambitious private sector initiative like this recognize that cities are important,' said Steven E. Koonin, director of the N.Y.U. urban science center. 'And there are technology opportunities, but they are complicated.'"