July 15, 2021

Laying the Groundwork

As technology professionals, we are convinced that technology can and will accelerate the ability of cities to meet the needs and desires of their residents, businesses, and visitors more effectively and for less cost. We are only beginning to ask: is this technology trustworthy? Given the existential challenges of climate change, systemic inequality, and ineffective resource distribution, how do we build trustworthy systems within Cities, […]

July 15, 2021

Dear Diary: What is Smart?

Dear Diary, Welcome to the Thunderdome! In a manner of speaking, at least. If you’re here, presumably it’s because you were made aware of Smart City Diaries, the podcast that I have started with my overwhelmingly enthusiastic mother, Debbie Acosta. She wrote an incredibly eloquent technical introduction to the series, which can be found here – check it out if you haven’t yet. I’m not […]

July 7, 2021

Welcome to Smart City Diaries

Smart City Diaries is a dynamic technology podcast, a multimedia experience designed to educate, entertain and engage a diverse audience, creating an open door into a living laboratory – Our Cities. Join entrepreneur hosts Anna Acosta, and her mother, Deborah Acosta – women from two culturally, economically and emotionally disparate generations, as they weave a “Smart City” roadmap through illuminating, challenging conversation with diverse experts, […]

July 1, 2021

Episode 102: Better off Broadband

On the second episode of Smart City Diaries, join Anna and Deborah as we take a deep dive into the history of broadband, from 14.4k to gigabit speeds. Once a luxurious curiosity, the internet has become a necessity in our day to day lives, and has connected the world in unprecedented ways. But in the states, our connection is still determined by a few powerful […]