Getting Local on Smart City

This week’s Smart City radio program focuses on getting local.

In the lead story, Steven Johnson talks about the value of “local experts” who know the details and history of a place. He also talks about an interesting web site he helped found, outside.in. It’s a blog aggregator that aggregates on the basis of your local neighborhood. I checked out my neighorhood and was pleasantly surprised to find several Portland Transport posts in the mix.

Later in the show, Jackie Grimshaw from the Center for Neighborhood Technology (a Chicago advocacy organization) talks about the value of location efficiency.

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