Overcoming Urban Isolation

Esteban Moro

It has never been easier to communicate and move about cities, yet urban segregation and economic isolation are rising at unprecedented levels. Esteban Moro, Professor at the MIT Media Lab and Associate Professor at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Spain, shares that the number of people we encounter in our cities is only 5,000 per year and that urban segregation is embedded into our daily decisions. Can we overcome urban isolation by changing our behavior?

Esteban Moro

Esteban Moro is a professor at the MIT Media Lab, an associate professor at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Spain, and a member of the Joint Institute UC3M Santander on Financial Big Data. He researches the intersection of big data and computational social science with special attention to human dynamics, collective intelligence, social networks, and urban mobility in problems like viral marketing, natural disaster management, and economic segregation in cities. His work has been featured in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.
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