Dr. Anthony Townsend is Research Director at the Institute for the Future, an independent research organization based in California's Silicon Valley, and Senior Research Fellow at New York University's Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management. His writing, public speaking and consulting focus on urbanization, ubiquitous computing and technology-led innovation and economic development. He lives and works in the New York City area. Anthony was named one of Planetizen's "Leading Thinkers in Urban Planning & Technology" and "Top 100 Thinkers" tracking the Internet of things by Postscapes.
My h-index - a measure of scholarly impact that measures citations of my research by others - as of November 2011 is 15. You can see the data behind this calculation here, or find more information about the h-index here.
Updated: My Talk at MIT’s Forum on Future Cities (Video Added)
Probably one of the most interesting urbanism conferences I’ve ever attended, the Forum on Future Cities was part of MIT’s 150th Anniversary celebration and was hosted by the pioneering SENSEable City Lab.
I spoke about the forecast map on cities, information and inclusion I produced last fall, as well as some ideas that I’m developing for a book on smart cities that I’m starting to write in the next few weeks. All in 6 minutes of mad pecha kucha auto-advancing slides!