The SSRC is an independent, international, nonprofit organization. It fosters innovative research, nurtures new generations of social scientists, deepens how inquiry is practiced within and across disciplines, and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues.
Dr. Anthony Townsend is an internationally-recognized expert on the future of cities and information technology. His first book, SMART CITIES: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for A New Utopia, was published by W.W. Norton & Co. in 2013. Dr. Townsend is the founder of Bits and Atoms, a strategic advisory practice focused on technology-enabled urban development. His clients include Sidewalk Labs (an Alphabet company), Arup, the Inter-American Development Bank, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and many others.