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    OH....IO Hink's avatar
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    Urban renewal as "intelligent cities"?

    Interesting article in USA Today about Urban Renewal...

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...ies28_ST_N.htm

    Now that the economy and housing have tanked, prompting more people to stay put, growth is taking a back seat. But smarts still matter. The new buzzwords: "intelligent cities.
    I haven't heard this phrase used, but I think it is a good marketing tool. People never liked "well regulated" cities....

    Anyone else heard this?
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    Hmm first I have heard of it, but it makes sense with all the 'technology-related' city tools becoming available. I wish the article was a little more indepth about what intelligent cities are, its a bit lacking in substance.

    I disagree with the bit the 15-20 cycle on planning terms, it really doesn't matter what we call it. What's with emphasis on symantics? I think more importantly we need to talk about the cycle on planning paradigms like design-based planned's 100 year cycle. Is that coming to an end? What is the next paradigm shift?
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