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Over the last decade, Anthony’s public speaking has focused on a number of inter-related topics.

Smart cities. Prior to the release of my book, I gave a keynote at the 2012 Code for America Summit in which I outlined the thirteen principles of ‘a new civics for smart cities’ featured in Chapter 10.

Urban resilience and telecommunications. After 9/11, the 2005 blackout, and Hurricanes Sandy and Irene, I had taken enough interest in the role of telecommunications during crisis and disaster response to start working on this issue. Here is a talk on urban resilience I gave at the Pop tech “The City Resilient” event in 2014.

Community technology and DIY urbanism. I was a co-founder of NYCwireless, one of the leading early organizations advocating for free, public wi-fi in public spaces. For my keynote at the 2016 Moscow Urban Forum, I chose to depart from my usual recent talks on global trends in smart cities, and a return to some of the bottom-up city hacking themes from the book and my earlier work. (Also, the jet lag was killing me so not the highest energy.)

Science parks, technology-led economic development, and innovation clusters. In the late 1990s I tracked the boom in New York City’s Silicon Alley dot-com bubble. My work on this topic kicked into high gear in 2008 through a multi-year collaboration with the Research Triangle Partnership under the direction of Rick Weddle. This forecast work fed into the ongoing master planning and re-development that seeks to turn the park into a more connected, urban center for innovation.  The video below of my talk at the Cambridge Phenomenon 50th Anniversary, in England’s premier tech cluster provides a concise overview of the forecast. I also testified before the U.S. Senate in 2011 on the role of science parks in economic development.