Building a better, stronger Sydney
Jul26

Building a better, stronger Sydney

The City of Sydney’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 Vision aims to create a green, global and connected city that has by 2030 reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 70%, compared to 2006 levels, reduced water resource demands and achieved greater energy security. Building a better, stronger Sydney One of Sydney’s key programs for achieving the 2030 goals is the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), which is a collaboration between the...

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Strategies of Implementation of Smart Cities Projects – a case study on Area Based Development & PAN City development
Jul19

Strategies of Implementation of Smart Cities Projects – a case study on Area Based Development & PAN City development

The strategic components of Area-based development in the Smart Cities Mission are city improvement (retrofitting), city renewal (redevelopment) and city extension (greenfield development) plus a Pan-city initiative in which smart solutions are applied covering larger parts of the city. Area Based Development: Develop areas step-by-step or Area Based Development: It is considered to be an innovative approach enabling a breakthrough in...

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Building a climate ready Boston
Jul19

Building a climate ready Boston

With Boston under threat from climate change, the city has released its Climate Ready Boston Report that will guide Bostonians towards a more resilient future. As the century progresses, Boston is likely to experience more extreme temperatures and weather events. It is projected that the city’s summer average temperature of 69 degrees over the 1981-2010 period will increase to 76 degrees by 2050 and 84 degrees by 2100, while the...

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Melbourne’s water-efficient future
Jul12

Melbourne’s water-efficient future

Between now and 2050, Melbourne’s population is projected to reach 8 million, up from its current 4.5 million inhabitants. To guide this growth, the Victorian Government has launched Plan Melbourne, a blueprint to guide the city towards a sustainable, productive and liveable future. Melbourne’s water-efficient future Plan Melbourne aims to improve the water performance of the city’s built environment Click & Tweet! while reducing...

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Feasibility study of Economic investment in Smart Cities Projects
Jul08

Feasibility study of Economic investment in Smart Cities Projects

Feasibility study of Economic investment in Smart Cities Projects By Surya Dev Prakash and Samridhi Chaurasia Cities are the ‘engines of economic growth’ and ensuring that they function efficiently is critical to our economic development. Large scale urbanization poses several challenges which will accelerate in the near future. In a decade, over 50 billion devices will be connected through machine-to-machine communication...

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