* For their guidance with this chapter, I am grateful to Prof. Carlo Ratti, Director of Senseable City Laboratory at MIT; and Dr. Anil Menon, President of Smart Connected Communities at Cisco. They co-chair the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Cities.
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