About

Anthony Vanky is a researcher and project lead at the MIT Senseable City Lab, a multidisciplinary research group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he also previously served as its partner and outreach strategist. The Laboratory investigates how the ubiquity of digital devices and the various telecommunication networks that augment our cities are impacting urban living. Anthony is also a PhD candidate in Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) whose research considers the use of digital data and pervasive sensing technologies in designing, planning and evaluating urban environments.

Anthony has widely presented on topics of design, technology, and urbanism including at Harvard University, the British Government, and several dozen private and public organizations. He has published in a number academic and popular publications, including Metropolis Magazine and the American Institute of Architects. Anthony holds prior degrees from the MIT and Tulane University. Trained as an urban designer and architect, he has worked on projects across the United States, and his design work has been exhibited widely, including at the Venice Biennale, the Dutch Design Week, the Gwangju Design Biennale, and New Orleans DesCours. Anthony has also previously served in national leadership capacities on each of the five governing organization of the architecture profession in the United States, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and as National Vice President of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). Anthony also launched two non-profit youth advocacy organizations which are still active today in his hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

tl;dr: Anthony Vanky is an urbanist and researcher. He is currently completing his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is affiliated with the MIT Senseable City Lab. Anthony looks at data, design and cities, and keeps busy otherwise. 


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