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A visit to Toyota Ecoful Town, Japan’s leader in green living

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A visit to Ecoful Town in Toyota City, Japan is misleading; checking out the exhibits on the three-acre parcel in the center of Aichi Prefecture makes one think he’s learning what kinds of lives homeowners and citizens might experience in some future city not that different from our own. But Ecoful Town is more than a demonstration of what’s possible – it’s an overview of what’s happening right now with the intention of making the future better, and it’s happening all over Toyota City.

“It is possible to live normal lives with cleaner forms of energy.”

The citywide project is a comprehensive study of how to create a low-carbon society, as well as a study of what a low-carbon society would even look like. It is also, hopefully, a demonstration to the 422,787 residents that – as the mayor of Toyota City said – “it is possible to live normal lives with cleaner forms of energy.” On a recent visit we were able to see what it looks like when Big Data meets alternative energy and the quest for small carbon footprints.

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