'Smart Growth' Replaced by 'Intelligent Cities'
The term "smart growth" may be approaching the end of its shelf life, according to some. Its replacement: "intelligent cities". USA Today explores the changing lexicon of urban planning today. "That's not to say the principles of smart growth are dead. On the contrary, he says, they're very much alive and so widely accepted that they've become old hat. New Urbanism, the design movement frequently at the heart of smart growth, encourages a mix of homes and businesses in a pedestrian-friendly environment and is common practice now in cities big and small.