Collection by Dwell

Smart Cities

As countries across the globe mobilize to address pressing issues for a growing population, we examine the notion of the “smart city” on a range of scales—from creative examples of adaptive reuse to newly imagined urban hubs—as well as case studies of its potential shortcomings. Along with reports on the new, we’ve collected a handful of utopian ideas from visionaries of the last century, reminding us that the future is never too far from the past.