Lauren Razavi

Lauren Razavi is a freelance journalist based in Norwich, England. She writes about technology, innovation, sustainability and the future.
Innovation
Western Australia Needs Desalination to Survive
Lauren Razavi
Western Australia's capital is getting creative about water.
Innovation
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
Finland Is Building the Future in Kalasatama
Lauren Razavi
It takes a village to build a smart city.
Innovation
Vancouver is Ditching Car Culture to Save Its Future
Lauren Razavi
How a city built for car owners is changing its ways.
Innovation
Pittsburgh's Autonomous Car Revolution is Uber Delayed
Lauren Razavi
An industrial city welcomes the driverless revolution with mixed results.
Culture
The Future of Dublin Is Literally Horse Shit
Lauren Razavi
Make Ireland green again!
Innovation
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
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
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
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
The High-Tech Future of San Antonio Lays Beyond the Riverwalk
Lauren Razavi
Forget the Alamo, Texas's "other city" is booming.
Culture
Can Jaipur, India's Chaotic Tourism Hub, Become a Smart City?
Lauren Razavi
India's OG smart city is at it again.
Culture
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
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
Sponsored
Open Plan Offices Suppress Free Expression Just Like Cubicles
Lauren Razavi
Don't equate open plans with open minds.
Culture
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
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
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
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
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.