Community of Tomorrow: Lessons in City Planning and Experimentation from Disney / EPCOT

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Community of Tomorrow: Lessons in City Planning and Experimentation from Disney / EPCOT

Matt Patches
Senior Writer at Esquire.com

EPCOT (which stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) was a personal vision of Walt Disney, one of his last great ambitions. It was to be an actual city where people would work, live, and play. The city would highlight the best of urban planning and new technologies, and was to be the highlight of the “Florida Project” (which came to be Walt Disney World). As it turns out, launching a city in the middle of an established state was challenging, not to mention the Community of Tomorrow was an “experimental” metropolis tricked out with cutting edge toys.

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