[LINK] From the Acropolis to the E-City

Webb, KerryA KerryA.Webb at act.gov.au
Fri Jul 9 11:12:30 AEST 2010

Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
>  > First there was Canberra, now there's Greater Springfield
>  > This week in Trends and Products we look at the trend in
> designing cities, how to build a city from scratch. This is
> a big new area, as cities worldwide literally seem to spring
> out of the ground. In Australia a Queensland company,
> Springfield Land Corporation, is receiving international
> industry accolades for their design of Queensland's first
> master-planned city, Greater Springfield. Canberra was our
> first master-planned city. Greater Springfield is our second.
> <http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bydesign/stories/2010/2928095.htm>

You need to listen to the program (or read the transcript) to see some
of the flaws in the grand plan.  The most obvious one is that they
intend satisfying all educational needs within the city of Springfield,
which is just not going to happen.

And Springfield's website is pretty bad too.

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