At Microsoft, we dream of the unlimited possibilities technology could bring to our cities in the future. Technologically-centralized cities are most beneficial to their local government, utilizing civic technology for social good and government progress. How large of an effect can data and technology really have on culture, and where should we set limits? What effect does civic technology have on public innovation?
The conversation on the use of civic tech for smart cities takes place this Thursday at 6:30 at Civic Hall. The night will offer the opportunity to engage in an intimate conversation and Q&A with Anthony Townsend (@anthonymobile), author of Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia. Join us for drinks and discussion of innovation and civic technology.