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Who's smart? We are, says National Geographic

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National Geographic's Traveler magazine lists their 50 of the World's Smartest Cities in their October edition, and Chattanooga lands in the top 10 on the list.

Ian MacFarlane, a consultant for National Geographic Channel's Smart Cities program says the smartest cities have a “sense of place. A city needs a heart and soul—typically the center, where people congregate for work and leisure. Smart cities are well-connected locally and internationally, have a sustainable lifestyle, and are places where people come first,” MacFarlane says.

Under the heading of “Data Streams” the magazine says:

“Techies call Chattanooga “Gig City” for its lightning-fast Internet. But what do locals do when not digitizing? They bike and hike along the revitalized Riverwalk path, part of a $250 million reinvention along the banks of the Tennessee.”

High praise for the Scenic City, which rubs elbows with San Francisco, Paris and London in the list.

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