30 Dec '12, 4pm

The developing world may leap ahead of highly industrialized societies to lead the way toward 2020 and beyond....

I was surprised to learn that Haiti now has a more advanced mobile banking system than we do in the United States. Developing countries without an investment in old technology can sometimes leap ahead of the developed world simply by adopting the newest technology from scratch. This may also be the case when it comes to urban planning and a country’s national response to climate change. Over the last year, I have been following developments in Latin America, where I have colleagues working on projects, and am surprised to find how updated local planning concepts have become with the latest U.S. trends in sustainability. For example, recently a friend developing a beachside community in Ecuador sent me the community’s 2020 Vision statement, which included a strong focus on blending employment with residential development, education, public transportation, and urban agricult...

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