"Many people talk about smart cities, but I prefer to talk about "senseable cities": sensitive cities capable of feeling and of responding to citizens' needs," says architect and engineer Carlo Ratti, co-founder of the CRA design and innovation studio and director of the MIT Senseable City Lab in Boston. Mr Ratti has also written "The City of Tomorrow: Sensors, Networks, Hackers, and the Future of Urban Life " (2017, ed. Einaudi), in collaboration with Matthew Claudel.
According to Mr Ratti, this sensitive, feeling city will have an ever greater impact on the labour market and on the way we work. "Drivers, for example, will disappear, with the advent of self-driving cars. Instead, the most successful professions will be those connected with mutual care and creativity". Mr Ratti has two special tips for young people today: "Listen to Steve Jobs' speech at Stanford University and focus on T-shaped skills”. But what exactly are they? Mr Ratti explains all in this video interview.