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Mark Lutter

Mark Lutter is writing his dissertation on proprietary cities at George Mason University.

Mark Lutter's Articles

Google Should Liberate a City

Should Sidewalk Labs build a free city, a smart city, or both?

- May 10, 2016

A Place for the Stateless: Can a Startup City Solve the Refugee Crisis?

There are 20 million international refugees, and Western nations will accept less than 1% of them — can a new city-state solve the crisis?

- September 24, 2015

The Age of Exit Has Arrived

The age of massive empires, militant nationalism, and universalist ideologies is over.

- April 12, 2015

Should Google Run a City?

Google building and running cities is not the craziest idea — especially in the developing world.

- November 10, 2014

Introduction to Proprietary Cities

Proprietary cities give decision-makers a monetary incentive to think long-term. They deserve more attention and research.

- September 09, 2014

Private Cities 101

Humanity’s future lies in urbanization, but we’ll need a lot of experimentation to get it right. Private cities offer our best hope.

- June 11, 2014

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