Open MIC: the new episode of the podcast with Carlo Ratti is now available online

We are excited to present the new episode of Open MIC – Architects, Cities and Mobility with Federico Parolotto and today’s guest Carlo Ratti, founding partner and chairman of Carlo Ratti Associati.


Ep 05 > Carlo Ratti, from data analysis to urban transformation at the intersection between the natural world and the artificial world.

We talk to Carlo Ratti about urban analysis through the reading of mobility data and flows, a virtuous example of convergence between digital and organic worlds and their co-evolution. We also discuss the future of mobility through three examples that will allow a better management of urban infrastructures in a period of climate crisis: micromobility, driverless solutions that amplify sharing possibilities, and real-time data reading to manage traffic flows and peaks.


Open MIC is the MIC-HUB podcast on the theme of mobility, infrastructures, city and the environment.

The protagonists of Open MIC offer professional and personal reflections on the urban theme.

The first season of Open MIC, Architects, Cities and Mobility, is dedicated to conversations with ten Italian architects, unfolding their story from their beginnings and their sources of inspiration, and going on to discuss their design vision and what needs to be done to generate change and redesign space and mobility in a sustainable fashion.

The narrator in this journey is Federico Parolotto, architect and CEO of MIC-HUB, long-time expert in transport planning and sustainable mobility.


Our fifth guest is Carlo Ratti, architect and engineer by training, whose work has pioneered the field of smart cities and digitisation.

Carlo teaches at MIT, where he directs the Senseable City Lab, and is a founding partner of the international design and innovation office Carlo Ratti Associati. He graduated from Politecnico di Torino and École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, later obtaining his MPhil and PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK.

In the last decade, Carlo has given talks around the world on the theme of Smart Cities, while his work has been exhibited in international venues including the Venice Biennale, New York’s MoMA, London’s Science Museum and Barcelona’s Design Museum.

Two of his projects – the Digital Water Pavilion and the Copenhagen Wheel – were hailed by Time Magazine as “Best Inventions of the Year.” He has been included in Blueprint Magazine’s “25 People who will Change the World of Design” and in Wired Magazine’s “Smart List: 50 people who will change the world.” He was curator for the Future Food District at Expo Milano 2015, and is currently serving as co-chair of the World Economic Forum Global Council on the Future of Cities and Urbanisation.


The episode is available from 18 May 2023 on Spotify, Spreaker and the major listening platforms.

Listen to the fifth episode of Open MIC - Architects, Cities and Mobility with Carlo Ratti! Architects, Cities and Mobility is the first season of Open MIC, the MIC-HUB podcast on the theme of mobility, infrastructure, cities and the environment.

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