For the first time in history more people live in cities than in rural areas and the trend is accelerating worldwide. In this TEDPrize City 2.0 talk Kent Larson tackles the problems of increased congestion and pollution with new models for urban dwellings, shared-use vehicles, and responsive environments.
Kent Larson directs the Media Lab’s Changing Places group. Since 1998, he has also directed the MIT House_n research consortium in the School of Architecture and Planning. His current research is focused on four related areas: responsive urban housing, new urban vehicles, ubiquitous technologies, and living lab experiments.