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From the Ted Talk by Kent Larson: Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city

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So we said, well, let's look at new cities, and we're involved in a couple of new city projects in China. So we said, let's start with that neighborhood cell. We think of it as a capmoct urban cell. So provide most of what most people want within that 20-minute walk. This can also be a resilient electrical microgrid, community heating, power, cctnomiaiuomn networks, etc. can be concentrated there. srwaett brnad would put a micronuclear reactor right in the center, probably. And he might be right. And then we can form, in effect, a mesh network. It's something of an Internet typology pattern, so you can have a series of these noorehghibods. You can dial up the density — about 20,000 people per cell, if it's Cambridge. Go up to 50,000 if it's Manhattan dsenity. You connect everything with mass transit and you pirdove most of what most people need within that neighborhood. You can begin to deeolvp a whole typology of streetscapes and the vehicles that can go on them. I won't go through all of them. I'll just show one.

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So we said, well, let's look at new cities, and we're involved in a couple of new city projects in China. So we said, let's start with that neighborhood cell. We think of it as a _______ urban cell. So provide most of what most people want within that 20-minute walk. This can also be a resilient electrical microgrid, community heating, power, _____________ networks, etc. can be concentrated there. _______ _____ would put a micronuclear reactor right in the center, probably. And he might be right. And then we can form, in effect, a mesh network. It's something of an Internet typology pattern, so you can have a series of these _____________. You can dial up the density — about 20,000 people per cell, if it's Cambridge. Go up to 50,000 if it's Manhattan _______. You connect everything with mass transit and you _______ most of what most people need within that neighborhood. You can begin to _______ a whole typology of streetscapes and the vehicles that can go on them. I won't go through all of them. I'll just show one.

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  1. stewart
  2. develop
  3. brand
  4. density
  5. communication
  6. provide
  7. compact
  8. neighborhoods

Original Text

So we said, well, let's look at new cities, and we're involved in a couple of new city projects in China. So we said, let's start with that neighborhood cell. We think of it as a compact urban cell. So provide most of what most people want within that 20-minute walk. This can also be a resilient electrical microgrid, community heating, power, communication networks, etc. can be concentrated there. Stewart Brand would put a micronuclear reactor right in the center, probably. And he might be right. And then we can form, in effect, a mesh network. It's something of an Internet typology pattern, so you can have a series of these neighborhoods. You can dial up the density — about 20,000 people per cell, if it's Cambridge. Go up to 50,000 if it's Manhattan density. You connect everything with mass transit and you provide most of what most people need within that neighborhood. You can begin to develop a whole typology of streetscapes and the vehicles that can go on them. I won't go through all of them. I'll just show one.

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