Anthony M. Townsend

Anthony M. Townsend

Dr. Anthony Townsend is an author and consultant working at the intersection of urbanization and digital technology. He is the author of two books: Ghost Road: Beyond the Driverless Car; and Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers and the Quest for A New Utopia—both published by W.W. Norton & Co.—and the founder of Star City Group (, a strategy consultancy and planning studio that works with industry, government and philanthropy on smart city planning, innovation districts, and automated vehicle policy. He holds a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and minored in physics as an undergraduate at Rutgers University. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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