Dan Hill

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Uber (the taxi service) has made car traffic skyrocket in cities, extracting profits and resources from exploited territories and accumulating those profits in the Silicon Valley. This example is testament to the hazards of technology in cities where technology is the prerogative of big corporations. Self-driving vehicles are likely to bring about even more brutal disruptions. The designer and urban-planner Dan Hill pleads for a re-appropriation of technology through modest, adjustable, small-scale, and cooperative-inspired planning forms.