3 million people a week are moving to large cities, projected to grow to be 70% of the population by 2050, the planet is quickly becoming more urban.
As growth has become an inevitability, there has also been a rise of many future-threatening concerns including but not exclusive to:
3 million people a week are moving to large cities, projected to grow to be 70% of the population by 2050, the planet is quickly becoming more urban. As growth has become an inevitability, there has also been a rise of many future-threatening concerns including but not exclusive to:
These are all issues that are exasperated due to the impact of the pandemic.
Dr Jonathon Reichental encourages us to do our part, we have work to do. We need to think about accessibility for the foreseeable future as cities grow at an urgent pace.
We first take a look at some retractable issues, ways of providing a service that can support the concept of smart cities in today's climate. Sustainability is what makes a smart city and making a difference is so easy.
Smart cities will create significant business opportunities with a market value of $2.45 Trillion by 2025. - Frost and Sullivan, September 2020
Giving the city back to people, making an effort to provide open, outdoor spaces for people to exist safely in the city in order to reduce carbon emissions.
Catalytic converters on cars actively clean the air, though expensive for consumers, they are efforts for the long run as seen in Los Angeles wherein the smog was almost eradicated over the course of several years.
Non-carbon based energy such as solar energy is cheaper, cleaner and more abundant than any other source of energy. The wind is currently the most sustainable and bountiful, however solar is quickly coming to surpass this. This can be a profitable outcome for customers too, where they can sell their energy to the grid.
New ideas and a monumental push for innovation really make for a smarter city, a way of collecting this data is censors that track these factors that currently plague cities in a surveillance-free method of protecting communities, who can contribute as well with user-submitted issue reports.
Engagement is paramount to seeing a more prosperous society, spreading the message in a way that attracts more and more consumers who share the mutual goal of loving living in a smart city.
1. Get communities involved in reaching objectives, particularly ones that directly impact them like the effort for more sustainable cities.
2. Understand what directly effects the environment in order to provide more experiences that actively work towards combatting current issues.
Dr Jonathan Reichental is a multiple-award-winning technology and business leader whose career has spanned both the private and public sectors.