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Intelligent cities: My kind of town?

Can technology turn a metropolis into a utopia?

By Leo Hollis   July 2013

Songdo in South Korea: “this type of city is no longer a static collection of places but ‘a computer in open air'” © Gwoan Joong Kim/Topic Photo Agency/Corbis

The “Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations” opened in May 1853 on Reservoir Square, New York and caused a tourist boom, similar to the one caused by the Great Exhibition in London two years earlier. Each day in one of the main halls a crowd gathered, huddling in front of a stage upon which stood a structure that appeared at first glance…

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