“You can continue planning to run your city with the same methods and the same people and same organizations - but disruption is gonna happen again and again and again.“

Anthony Townsend , City Rebels Episode 1

Just before the end of the year we are more than happy to announce that we have released our first Episode of our Podcast “City Rebels”. City Rebels shares the untold stories around the topic of Smart Cities and Urban Tech innovation by talking to those hidden changemakers who make a real difference in their cities and for our future. Together we discover and learn how to truly drive change in our cities, from the bottom-up.

The First Episode

For our first episode we are more than happy to have one of the most amazing city rebels on board - Anthony Townsend! We sat down with Anthony back in November 2018, talking about smart cities, his book he published on topic of information and communication, big data and civic hacking. We also gained amazing insights in his current work on autonomous driving and how giants like Amazon, Uber and Airbnb disrupt our cities. As a consultant, he has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs and Bloomberg Philanthropies. So, if you want to find out how rovers and porters will revolutionize last meter logistics, what smart cities have to do with the 2008 financial crash and how new mobility is changing real estate models, tune in here!

The Episode is available on all common streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. You can also find the podcast’s shownotes on our Medium Account!

The Artwork

We’ve been discussing the artwork of our podcast for a while and were amazed by the idea Dominik came up with. If you take a closer look, you might be able to spot a few more city rebels in the built environment, such as Radbahn. Not to to say too much, but we didn’t know we actually have a real Picasso amongst us.

City Rebels Artwork