The New TOD: Technology-oriented Development

A North Philadelphia neighborhood includes technology as the foundation for an economic development plan.
October 12, 2004, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Several urban planners and a community group want to bring wireless Internet access, a community technology center, and new housing and commercial development to a North Philadelphia neighborhood shared by low-income residents and Temple University.

Part of the ambitious plan will begin this week when Mathew Davis, a Temple geography and urban studies professor, and several of his colleagues use a $900,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to train neighborhood high-school students to use computer software to map vacant and occupied land and buildings in the area for potential future development."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Monday, October 11, 2004 in The Philadelphia Inquirer
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