Phones: The Key to the City

The ordinary telephone is among the most important and ubiquitous technologies in the world.

Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking at inciteXchange – an annual conference organized by the Center for Design and Innovation at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. The focus of the event was to bring together speakers on a diverse range of topics to present short talks aimed at inciting collaboration and innovation.

I gave a talk at this event entitled “Phone City,” which underscored the importance of telephones and mobile devices to our everyday lives, and – I believe – to the future of our cities.

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