What Cities Of The Future Will Be Like

10/11/2011 01:26 pm ET | Updated Dec 11, 2011

If I asked you to picture a city of the future, you might imagine some gleaming metropolis in Japan or Korea, a Masamune Shirow fantasy of plate glass and chrome, with driverless cars whooshing along highways.

But the real model for tomorrow's city is a tiny medieval town in the Tuscan countryside called Peccioli. With a quarter of the town's residents above pensionable age, even the populace seems antiquated. Yet Peccioli is at the forefront of Europe's technological revolution.

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