Lauren Razavi

Lauren Razavi is a freelance journalist based in Norwich, England. She writes about technology, innovation, sustainability and the future.
Innovation
4.13.2017 2:48 PM
Western Australia Needs Desalination to Survive
Lauren Razavi
Western Australia's capital is getting creative about water.
Innovation
4.12.2017 10:39 PM
Amsterdam Became the World's First "Sharing City" by Embracing Airbnb
Lauren Razavi
How the Dutch capital became the world's first sharing city.
Innovation
4.4.2017 4:38 PM
Finland Is Building the Future in Kalasatama
Lauren Razavi
It takes a village to build a smart city.
Innovation
3.23.2017 11:17 PM
Vancouver is Ditching Car Culture to Save Its Future
Lauren Razavi
How a city built for car owners is changing its ways.
Innovation
2.2.2017 9:27 PM
Pittsburgh's Autonomous Car Revolution is Uber Delayed
Lauren Razavi
An industrial city welcomes the driverless revolution with mixed results.
Culture
1.16.2017 5:33 PM
The Future of Dublin Is Literally Horse Shit
Lauren Razavi
Make Ireland green again!
Innovation
1.9.2017 5:59 PM
With the Burj Dubai Threatened, Dubai Hunts for a New Superlative
Lauren Razavi
Can a Sheikh's determination save the Middle East's pleasure dome from a second-place finish?
Culture
12.29.2016 2:21 PM
Copenhagen's Dirtiest Road Becomes a Lab for Air Quality Innovation
Lauren Razavi
H.C. Andersens Boulevard is a black mark on a green city. Technologists aim to scrub it off.
Culture
12.20.2016 8:27 PM
Poisoned by Lead, Flint, Michigan, Has Become a Lab for Digital Intervention
Lauren Razavi
One city's water problem could lead to a solution for many cities' water problems
Culture
12.15.2016 1:41 PM
Edinburgh Bets on Fintech to Catalyze the Next Scottish Enlightenment
Lauren Razavi
The birthplace of the invisible hands wants to be seen as the center of a financial revolution.
Culture
12.8.2016 2:59 PM
The High-Tech Future of San Antonio Lays Beyond the Riverwalk
Lauren Razavi
Forget the Alamo, Texas's "other city" is booming.
Culture
12.5.2016 8:40 PM
Can Jaipur, India's Chaotic Tourism Hub, Become a Smart City?
Lauren Razavi
India's OG smart city is at it again.
Culture
11.23.2016 2:58 PM
Casablanca Will Be Africa's Finance Hub if it Convinces the World It Already Is
Lauren Razavi
The would-be financial hub of Africa is making the case for investment to the whole world.
Innovation
11.22.2016 3:08 PM
Sponsored
Future of Employee Monitoring Systems Will Profile Workers for Management
Lauren Razavi
We don't just produce products. We produce data. And there's nothing we can do about it.
Culture
11.22.2016 3:06 PM
Sponsored
Open Plan Offices Suppress Free Expression Just Like Cubicles
Lauren Razavi
Don't equate open plans with open minds.
Culture
11.18.2016 8:54 PM
Rio de Janeiro Needs to Get Sustainable or Die Trying
Lauren Razavi
The Olympics are over, and the Cidade Maravilhosa needs to find a way to light itself without a torch.
Culture
11.10.2016 2:31 PM
Shenzhen's Factory Workers are Rewiring the World's Gadget Capital 
Lauren Razavi
Workers in the world capital of electronics manufacturing have started a patent-free technology insurgency.
Culture
11.7.2016 3:05 PM
Abu Dhabi's Masdar City is a Sustainable Epcot for Nervous Futurists
Lauren Razavi
Abu Dhabi's bid for relevance in the age of sustainability is a supremely expensive theme park for nervous futurists.
Culture
10.27.2016 3:52 PM
Smart Tech and Smart Culture Will Help Bristol Define Britain's Urban Future
Lauren Razavi
The biggest smart home in Britain is a city with talkative lamp posts.
Culture
10.20.2016 1:39 PM
How Tokyo Welcomes Foreigners as Decorative Immigrant Labor
Lauren Razavi
In Japan's capital, an unusual immigrant class is capitalizing on race and economic uncertainty.