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Carlo Ratti IT

architect, engineer, inventor, educator & activist professor at MIT

Architect, engineer, inventor, educator, activist & professor: Carlo is a bit of everything. And he’s pretty good at it too! Not only has he been included in Blueprint Magazine’s ‘25 People who will Change the World of Design’ & in Wired Magazine’s ‘Smart List: 50 people who will change the world’, his work has been at display around the globe & he has received praise in many publications. Currently serving as co-chair of the World Economic Forum Global Council on the Future of Cities and Urbanization, he is the right man in the right place.

Cities are 2 percent of the earth’s crust, but they are 50 percent of the world’s population

Carlo runs his own international design & innovation office, Carlo Ratti Ossociati, based in Torino, with branches in New York & London. & as a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he directs the MIT Senseable City Lab, a research group that explores how new technologies are changing the way we understand, design & ultimately live in cities. Drawing on Carlo’s research at the Senseable City Lab, his office is currently involved in many projects across the  globe, embracing every scale of intervention – from furniture to urban planning. 

In his quest for architecture that “senses and responds” to contemporary urban life, Carlo merges impressive design with cutting-edge digital technologies. It’s his kind of inventive approach that creates our future cities.

Carlo Ratti unveils smart road system complete with on-demand drone swarms - Dezeen

Italian architect Carlo Ratti has unveiled a concept for a smart road system, which would feature swarms of drones that deliver first aid, monitor traffic and detect accidents.

Read the full article on Dezeen here

Carlo Ratti imagines Mutti’s parma headquarters using thousands of tomato-sauce glass jars - Designboom

International design firm Carlo Ratti has won the international competition to design leading tomato company mutti’s headquarters in parma.

Read the full article on Designboom here

WIRED Mobility 2017 - Carlo Ratti on the Internet of Things

Watch Italian architect and the director of MIT's Senseable City Lab Carlo Ratti talking about how technologies and especially the Internet of Things is changing our lives.