James A. Moore summarizes his talk in Sydney, Australia about “creating a great 21st century city”, by summarizing ten “themes” presented in no particular order, and followed up with one “Big Idea:” the Smart City.  Read his article here, and look for more articles from him detailing each of his 10 themes:

  1. Work with Nature
  2. Use Infrastructure to Organize the Region
  3. Develop around Anchor Institutions
  4. Mix Uses
  5. Provide a Wide Range of Residential Opitons
  6. Make Places Walkable and Bikeable
  7. Create Dynamic, Attractive and Safe Public Spaces
  8. Re-Think Streets
  9. Insist on High Quality Physical Design
  10. Program Cities for Success

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