Revitalizing city cores, reinventing Canadian society

The following recent article in Backbone Magazine is recommended reading … if I do say so myself!

Revitalizing city cores, reinventing Canadian society
One of North America’s largest urban revitalization projects asks if high-end technology leads to the good life
By Trevor Marshall

October 13, 2010

Backbone MagazineImagine a brand new community designed around ubiquitous ultra-high-speed Internet access. Would the ideal online environment change the way its citizens live, work, innovate and interact? Canadians will start discovering the answer to that question in a couple of years when the first commercial and residential smart buildings open their doors at Waterfront Toronto, one of North America’s largest urban revitalization projects. It will start with George Brown College’s new Waterfront Campus, to be completed in 2012, and “people will start moving into the first condos in 2012 as well,” said Bill Hutchison, chair of Waterfront Toronto’s i-Waterfront Advisory Council and executive director of Waterfront Toronto’s Intelligent Communities.

Read the complete article here.

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