"Smart Growth" Hits End of Buzz Cycle

Haya El Nasser at USA Today suggests that "smart growth" is showing its age, and will go the way of the dustbin along with "urban renewal." Meanwhile, "intelligent cities" is the new hot jargon word.
February 4, 2011, 1pm PST | Tim Halbur
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From the article:

""There's a 15- to 20-year cycle on urban planning terms," says Robert Lang, urban sociologist at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. "Remember 'urban renewal'? Smart growth is near the end of its shelf life.""

Lang says that the ideas behind smart growth haven't gotten stale: in fact, they're so widely accepted that the term is no longer cutting edge.

Nasser looks into why "intelligent cities" captures the new spirit of planning today.

Thanks to Anita Williams

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Published on Monday, January 31, 2011 in USA Today
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