Common sense says it and the planet requires it but also more and more people: we need to consider a circular economy perspective when rethinking our cities and our homes.

From his Turin-based studio, Carlo Ratti, the architect and designer who heads the Senseable City Lab of the MIT explains why we need to consider a circular economy perspective when rethinking our cities and our homes. His is a perspective that starts from the search for new materials and a new way of using them to meet the convergence of a technology with a human face, forms of renewable energy, models of sustainable construction, production and consumption; in short, a smart city.