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Smart City Technology versus EcoDensity Planning

Matt Ball on June 25, 2012 - in Planning, Smart Cities

Vancouver’s EcoDensity Charter has been an important green city initiative emphasizing compact, mixed-use, and walkable communities, over high tech solutions. However, companies such as IBM, Siemens and CISCO are hard-pitching their smart cities solutions to our planning problems. In this interview we speak with the authorr of the EcoDensity principles, Brent Toderian, on the pros and cons of turning our cities into laboratories and the relationship with the fundamental green and resilient city planning principles.

Read an interview with Brent Toderian, Vancouver’s former Chief Planner via Sustainable Cities

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Matt Ball is founder and editorial director of V1 Media, publisher of Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping and the video news site GeoSpatial Stream.

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