The Intelligence Squared podcast was chaired by actor, comedian and TV presenter Alexander Armstrong. Our topic was Smart Cities – and our panel of experts discussed the technology that controls the urban world. Is it a boundless opportunity for plenty, or an encroachment of our privacy and liberty? Xander used his trademark wit and charm to chair this fascinating discussion on the technologies that are shaping our future.

See below for details on how to download the podcast from this, and other Make the Future Live events.

Listen to the 2018 Smart Cities Podcast from Intelligence Squared

Catch up on our other Intelligence Squared podcasts:

Carbon Neutral Cities: at our June 2017 Make The Future Lates event, gadget guru Jason Bradbury chaired the debate on how technology could create the carbon-neutral city. The panel included environmentalist Tony Juniper, engineer and Silicon Valley investor Kelsey Lynn Skinner, and award-winning actor and broadcaster Richard Ayoade.

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The Future of Transport: In our March 2018 debate, Edith Bowman chaired an expert panel discussing the future of transport. Our guests included transport writer Christian Wolmar, big data expert Eugena Ossi and Uber Head of Cities Fred Jones.

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