Devon Zuegel on startup cities:
While the startup cities industry is still small, it is already quite heterogeneous. Each project has its own distinct set of goals, motivations, and scope. However, this diversity isn’t fully captured by the vocabulary we use right now.
To help myself create a mental map of the industry, I’ve grouped these motivations into 5 categories. I’ve also included examples of places that personify each motivation.
She goes on to discuss each of the 5 categories: economic opportunity, competitive governance, lifestyle, community, and technological & social experimentation.
I think it’s interesting how many of these categories also apply to online life. Related: cloud cities?!