Can London Become a People-Centric Smart City?

 “That’s no easy step—it involves investment in human beings, not just systems,” says the city’s newly-appointed chief digital officer.   BY Tanvi Misra – Published March 19, 2018 In his speech at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, London Mayor Sadiq Khan cautioned the world about the perils of the ongoing tech revolution: Social media has…

Terrorism and the De-Gentrification of Istanbul

A devastating string of attacks and woeful city planning have driven away locals and tourists alike, prompting a swift process of decline.   Istanbul’s central Beyoğlu district experienced sweeping gentrification throughout the 2000s, as its popularity increased among locals and a boom in tourism brought more and more visitors. But a devastating string of terror…