The Urbanist

Technology and utopias

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16 November 2017

Episode 318

29 minutes


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This week we hear how technology is helping companies collect data – and profits – from you, but also how it can help fight issues such as gun violence. Plus: a special report from the first edition of Torino-Stratosferica.

16 November 2017

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Fogo Cruzado

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With more than 100 police deaths recorded this year, thousands of soldiers were deployed to the streets of Rio de Janeiro as backup in July. Citizens are also taking the issue into their own hands by using technology to improve safety for themselves and their communities.

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Chapter 2

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The Glass Room

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If you could find out just how much data gathered on you was out there, would that change your relationship with technology?

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Chapter 3

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Torino-Stratosferica

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In its first edition, Turin’s urbanism festival Torino-Stratosferica attracted speakers and delegates from near and far. Top of the agenda: creating practical urban utopias that are achievable.

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