In Vancouver, the novelist and artist Douglas Coupland is hoping to bring some actual design sense into play. He’s proposed the V-Pole, a “modular utility pole connected to underground optical wiring” that can provide “wi-fi and mobile wireless, LED street lighting, electric vehicle charging, parking transactions and can act as an electronic neighborhood bulletin board.” Though there’s no plan to start installing V-Poles around the city, Coupland’s idea has the backing of Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson.
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- plantedcity said: Thought you might be interested to know that Vancouver city council recently initiated a feasibility study of the V-Pole: openfile.ca/vancouv…
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