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