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James Bell
3 days ago
James Bell
Smart City Expert

Sydney is the most populated city in Australia. Predictions estimate the number will increase twofold by the year 2050. Considering the demographics, Sydney is yet to build a sustainable future to meet the quality demands of the present and the coming generations. Artificial intelligence, internet of things (IoT) and big data are still in the light of infancy – exploring the opportunities and possibilities that could lead the city to smart and sustainable living.

Daniel Jessop
5 days ago
Daniel Jessop
Smart City Expert

Taking place 19th & 20th June at Arena MK, the City Transport and Traffic Innovation (CiTTi) Exhibition is an an exciting event which gathers the industry together to explore the movement of goods and people through an urban environment safely and efficiently.

Visitors passes are completely free and give you full access to all of the solutions on offer, live demonstrations of cutting edge technology and informative free seminars where visitors can learn from the minds behind the latest transport and traffic innovation.

Get your free pass to discover the innovation of today’s technological landscape and changing environment when it comes to transport and traffic within cities.

Julian Sandler
2 weeks ago
Julian Sandler
Smart City Expert

The Nature Conservancy released a report, "Funding Trees for Health," which highlights the benefits of planting trees in cities to improve air quality, minimize urban heat island effects, support water quality and create more aesthetic environments, among other benefits.

The Conservancy believes there are four main barriers preventing cities from planting more trees: lack of knowledge about the benefits of trees; public concerns regarding falling limbs or criminal activity; a lack of financial resources; and siloed departments left to deal with the responsibility of tree planting.

While the Conservancy notes that the solutions to overcome these barriers vary by city, it broadly suggests directly linking forestry to health goals and objectives for financial and public support.

James Bell
3 weeks ago
James Bell
Smart City Expert

According to the Solidiance report, Tokyo was the first city in the region to adopt green initiatives with its maiden Building Environmental Plant issued in June 2002. It aimed at constructing a green infrastructure for buildings that can help in curbing the adverse effects on climate and environment.

LABCITIES
3 weeks ago
LABCITIES
By Joan Torres

As Houston, Miami, Mumbai and other communities clean up following Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and unusually relentless monsoons, a new report offers strategies for bolstering urban defences against climate change.

“Cities100: A guide to cities preparing for the next Harvey and Irma” profiles the authors’ choices for the “100 best urban solutions to climate change around the world.”

The publication and accompanying online database were released this week as new storms continued to devastate islands in the Caribbean. Meanwhile, power outages plague more than a million residents of Florida and Georgia a week after a ferocious hurricane devastated the U. S. southeast.

Blunt predictions of worsening weather patterns are a motivation for cities to take preparatory steps now.

The international think tank Sustainia collaborated on the new project for the third year in a row with C40, the megacities network focused on climate change, and Realdania, a Copenhagen-based philanthropy that supports the built environment.

The 2017 version highlights 100 innovative ideas from 73 cities in 29 countries. The report focuses on solutions in five areas: transportation, waste, energy, mitigation and adaptation.

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