Scott Fitsimones believes in building the things you want to see exist in the world. In his case, this means trying to build a new kind of city, powered by blockchain.

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Scott Fitsimones is an urbanist, engineer and passionate technologist. He is the recipient of the 2020 Thiel Fellowship, which rewards entrepreneurs who drop out of college in order to pursue big ideas. His idea? AirGarage, a start-up rethinking how we might use parking lots.

More recently, Fitsimones got interested in Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs). As a result, he started CityDAO, a collective which purchased and governs 40 acres of land in Wyoming. A grand experiment in collective ownership and decision-making, CityDAO is an attempt to pioneer new ways to use blockchain technology in physical, life-altering ways.

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Cities: Notes from Session 9 of TED2022

April 13, 2022

The future of cities is inextricably tied to the future of humanity. They’re sites of innovation, culture, community building — and, at the same time, home to some of the world’s most intractable problems, like homelessness and pollution. In Session 9 of TED2022, six speakers explored an intentionally provocative whiplash of ideas tied to city […]

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