Is Europe Ready For Digital Cities?Gail Edmondson
Amsterdam is one city eager to embrace the digital revolution. Fifteen months ago, the municipal authorities set up a citywide computer network based on existing phone lines. Now Amsterdammers can obtain public documents electronically and join Internet debates with legislators on everything from the minimum wage to city construction projects. And to encourage commerce on the system, companies are creating payment schemes for the Internet and devising electronic advertisements for business.
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