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Giethoorn used to be a carfree town known in the Netherlands as "Venice of the North" or "Venice of the Netherlands". It became locally famous, especially after 1958, when the Dutch film maker Bert Haanstra made his famous comedy "Fanfare" there. In the old part of the village, there were no roads (nowadays there is a cycling path), and all transport was done by water over one of the many canals. The lakes in Giethoorn were formed by peat unearthing.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
It appears that this village has been taken over by the military.
TextCITE will be constructed over roughly 15 square miles of desert in Lea County, New Mexico, a region in the Southeast corner of the state that covers more than 2.8 million acres, or an area three times the size of Rhode Island.
The central feature of CITE will be City Lab, a 400-acre lab environment that includes all the key elements of a mid-sized American city, including urban, suburban and rural zones.
High-rise buildings, ranch houses, a shopping center, parks and roads will help simulate a real-world environment where new technologies can be tested at scale.
A large portion of the land will also be devoted to CITE's Field Labs, which will test new products for specific industries.
CITE's Backbone, located underground, is the operational hub for the entire CITE facility. It wil connect all districts, buildings and research sites through a network of energy, water, and data systems. Below is the Master Plan.