Articles by Hugh Aldridge

About Hugh Aldridge

Hugh Aldridge has over 20 years of experience in research, strategic planning, development and consulting in academia, government and industry. Hugh is the Director of the Cities Initiative at the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society, a research institute of the University of California and is based at UC Berkeley.

How academics help make cities smart

Academics are often characterized as pedants, focusing on trivial details and missing the big picture.  As with most stereotypes there is an element of truth in this caricature – academics seek precision and with that precision, truth.  The first thing some academics...