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Ikea Expands it Sustainable City Plans to Germany

Matt Ball on August 28, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Would you live in a town built by Ikea? A couple years ago, the question might have sounded like a silly thought experiment. But in 2011, LandProp, the development arm of the organization (Inter Ikea Group) that owns Ikea’s intellectual property, announced plans to build a planned vehicle-free community outside London. Those plans have since firmed up, with construction expected to start next year. Now Ikea is expanding its empire: Landprop announced this month that it’s building another community in Hamburg, Germany–also virtually car-free.

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