Are We There Yet? A Status Update on the Cities of the Future

PlanIT Valley, Masdar City, Songdo - the names of these bold visions elicit past promises of a smart and sustainable future. Eric Jaffe rounds up the latest news on the progress of the world's new urban utopias.
September 11, 2013, 12pm PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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With flashy renderings, bold visions, and effervescent marketing schemes, a multitude of utopian visions of have come and gone over the past decade. Of the myriad promises of melding cutting-edge technology, sustainability, and design, which are still on track and which have yet to put a shovel into the ground? Eric Jaffe investigates the status of four of the most promising plans: PlanIT Valley (Portugal), Masdar City (United Arab Emirates), Konza Techno City (Kenya), and Songdo (South Korea).

There's mixed news from the land of dreamers: though the projects have faced their share of obstacles, all are still committed to their ultimate completion. 

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Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 in The Atlantic Cities
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