Digital Technologies Are Moving Faster Than We Can Plan

“In 1990 the first issue of New Planner, a magazine of the NSW Division of the Planning Institute of Australia, was published. It reviewed a recent seminar on infrastructure spending with the opening headline, ‘How to pay for roads, pipes, wires’. In the same year, something else happened that would change the world forever. Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web.

Nearly 25 years later, we’re celebrating the 100th issue of New Planner and living in a world that has rapidly absorbed the Internet into nearly every aspect of society. Cat Memes, Facebook and viral videos now occupy our time between important meetings, coffee breaks and family get-togethers. But this is just the ‘book cover’ of the Internet. As we know, it’s also a powerful and unstoppable new economy that contains the ‘roads, pipes and wires’ of the future.”

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John O'Callaghan New Planner Technology Cities Urban Planning