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Cities, technology, the next generation of urban development, and the next administration, part 3

July 20, 2016, Blair Levin

This is the third in a series of three blogs on cities, technology, the next generation of urban development, and the next administration. In the first, l discussed Hillary Clinton’s recent technology plan and in particular, the significance of her endorsement of, and a willingness to invest in, a “civic Internet of Things.” In the second, I laid out why the federal government should focus on how cities are likely to be the primary government jurisdictions on the leading edge of using new technology to transform the public sphere. In this final installment, I propose five specific policies for how either a Clinton or Trump administration could accelerate economic growth and social progress by helping cities use emerging technologies.