Interesting article in WIRED magazine about Google’s vision for “smart growth.” It does not take a crystal ball to determine that Google’s definition extends well beyond the tenants of New Urbanism. Granted, they are all about: walkability/less auto-dependence, greenspace, affordable housing, public transportation and the usual list of must haves; but they take it well into the digital realm, attempting to figure out ways to improve basic services and productivity, and infrastructure design with smart use of big data. I hope they end up leaning more on traditional scale and design vs. some of the space age modernism illustrated in the article below; but either way, it’s gonna be cool to see what fleshes out.
WIRED Articel: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-06/12/google-sidewalk-future-of-cities
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