Japan Planing 'Smart City' of the Future

City envisioned in a post-fossil fuel world where sun, wind and nuclear power are harnessed to power buildings, homes and electric cars.

Published: 11-Oct-2010

Chiba, Japan -- There were gadgets and robots galore at Japan's premier electronics show last week. But one of the biggest attractions wasn't anything you could touch - an energy-efficient city of the future.

For the first time, the Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies, better known as CEATAC, devoted one area of the show floor to selling a vision of urban life in 2020 and beyond.

'Smart city'

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