Dr. Anthony Townsend works at the intersection of urbanization and digital technology. He is Urbanist in Residence at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech, where his research focuses on scenarios and ethical frameworks for urban tech innovation. Anthony is the author of two books, Ghost Road: Beyond the Driverless Car (2020) and Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers and the Quest for A New Utopia (2013), both published by W.W. Norton & Co. His consultancy, Star City Group, works around the world with industry, government and philanthropy on urban tech foresight, policy, and planning studies.