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Futurescape City Tour held in Springfield

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A group of residents learned about the city's history and looked to the city's future on Saturday, as the group was part of the Futurescape City Tour.

Just over a dozen individuals visited different parts of the city, hearing from people at each stop, like U.S. Rep. Richard Neal.

The project, put on by the University of Massachusetts, in conjunction with Arizona State University, explores how new technologies could change cities and lives.

"We met with a group of 12 Springfield citizens earlier this month," said Krista Harper, a UMass professor. "[We] talked about how they saw technology changing their own lives. Then we developed a tour, that will allow to explore some of the ways technology is changing Springfield."

The other cities taking part in the project with Springfield are: St. Paul, MN, Portland, OR, Phoenix, AZ, Durham, NC and Washington, DC.

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