Dr Anthony Townsend | Senior Research Scientist
New York University

Dr Anthony Townsend, Senior Research Scientist, New York University

Townsend is an urban planner and forecaster whose writing, public speaking, activism, and consulting focus on urbanization, ubiquitous computing, and technology-led innovation and economic development. He is the former Research Director at the Institute for the Future, an independent research organization based in California’s Silicon Valley, the co-founder of NYCwireless, a pioneer in the community broadband movement; and was named one of Planetizen’s “Leading Thinkers in Urban Planning & Technology” and Postscapes’ “Top 100 Thinkers.” He holds a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s in urban planning from New York University, and a B.A. in urban studies with a minor in physics from Rutgers University.

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