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7 of the World’s Most Unusual Towns

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6. CITE, New Mexico

Like any other town in the United States, the soon-to-be-built CITE will be full of highways, roads, homes, and commercial buildings. There will be an urban center, as well as suburban and rural areas. Homes have appliances and plumbing, the city has electricity. But nobody will live in CITE, or The Center for Innovation, Testing & Evaluation. A company called Pegasus Holdings is planning to build a mid-sized city not for living, but for testing green energy, transportation, wireless infrastructure, and first responder technology projects, among others. Modeled after Rock Hill, South Carolina, a city of over 65,000 people, this $1 billion project will allow for testing without interfering with everyday life in the real world.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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6:21AM PDT on Oct 16, 2013

Thanks for this interesting article

10:08PM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

Thanks---very interesting. I enjoined it.

12:16AM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

Thanks Katie.

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2:08AM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

I want to really check out Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa

5:57PM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

Thame Town China is oddly bizzarre.

3:50PM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

WOW!!! I'd probably avoid most of these for a visit but very interesting to know they exist!!!

3:03PM PDT on Mar 21, 2013

Must add some of these to 'my bucket list' might give the oil platform a miss though!

12:47PM PDT on Mar 21, 2013


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