April 25, 2023

Co-Director and Faculty Associate Referenced in Article About ‘Smart Cities’


TPL Co-Director Yoshi Kohno and Faculty Associate Franziska Roesner’s paper on ‘Smart Cities’ is referenced in an article with Scienmag. According to this article, many states and governments are currently working with tech companies to incorporate more innovation into cities to mitigate issues such as pollution, traffic congestion, or crime. However, Kohno and Roesner found in their research that most citizens are not aware of the idea of ‘smart cities’, but are opposed to more technological innovations. Many are concerned about the ethical implications of ‘smart cities’, stating that marginalized neighborhoods would become targeted. Disparities will increase, and the trust of individuals will decrease.