Can Networks Help Make Better Neighborhoods?

A Seattle suburb will soon boast the first "digital housing development" in the nation as new buyers demand Internet-ready homes.

August 29, 2000, 8:00 AM PDT

By Taub Urban Res…

The new 18-home Sundance development outside Seattle may be one of the nation's first place-based digital communities. But beyond home automation, the project's value isnt clear.Televisions will be connected to a neighborhood intranet and provide services such as an "electronic neighborhood watch program", home automation, home security, and emergency weather alerts. As digital technology touches all aspects of home and work life, new home buyers are demanding Internet-ready homes. .

Thanks to Telecom-Cities Research Network Taub Urban Research Center, New York University

Saturday, August 26, 2000 in Wired


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