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Smart cities are well-known for integrating technology with urban environments; sensable cities use that technology to put people at the heart of the city.

A prolific inventor, educator, and engineer, Carlo Ratti, is the director of the Senseable City Laboratory at MIT. The lab takes an omni-disciplinary approach to cities: combining designers, planners, engineers, physicists, biologists and social scientists to empower citizens to solve urban problems.

In this episode of the Create the Future podcast, we speak with Carlo about the role of technology on architecture, planning, and design. We hear about the knowledge we can gain from sensors and data, discuss the challenges of updating existing cities, and discover how new technologies can be used to fundamentally change how we perceive, inhabit, and create cities.

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