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    OH....IO Hink's avatar
    Jan 2005
    Hang on Sloopy...land

    Urban renewal as "intelligent cities"?

    Interesting article in USA Today about Urban Renewal...


    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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    Jul 2007
    more West now
    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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