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James Bell
last week
James Bell
Smart City Expert

Day after day, people and the cities are getting smarter. But have you ever thought that even a thing like food will get smarter? All thanks to technology that just seems like having no surmountable boundaries.

Since the time man civilised, we have been consuming the food grown in farms. And when we talk about farms, we visualise a place in the far countryside and villages. But from the day urban agriculture appeared in the 1970s, things started changing. Researchers and scientists started experimenting with a new approach – mostly environmental friendly. Now with those experiments taking a real-world shape, people have started thinking what kind of food will we have on our plates in the 2030s. So, just to add a little bit knowledge to your imaginations, we have summed up a few techniques that will be used in future to grow smart food in smart cities!

Marc Van Steyvoort
last month
Marc Van Steyvoort
Co-Founder at LABCITIES

India is building a high-tech sustainable city from scratch in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, where the local government has enlisted Norman Foster to help redesign the capital city for the province, Amaravati.( by Emma Charlton for The World Economic Forum )

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/10/india-is-building-a-green-high-tech-city-amaravati?utm_source=Facebook%20Videos&utm_medium=Facebook%20Videos&utm_campaign=Facebook%20Video%20Blogs

James Bell
last month
James Bell
Smart City Expert

Christchurch, a relatively small city in the South Island of New Zealand was severely hit by earthquakes in the years 2010 and 2011. The devastation shook the place with a loss of 185 lives, destruction of many homes and demolition of over 1300 buildings which included many of the heritage sites of the city. Due to the widespread destruction, the economy of New Zealand faced a $40 billion hit.

Since then, Christchurch has been preparing itself against future earthquakes and forging ahead to transform the place into a smart city that is built around resiliency. It is fighting the challenges like climate change by making the city a test bed for technological innovation.

Marc Van Steyvoort
3 months ago
Marc Van Steyvoort
Co-Founder at LABCITIES

In the past few years, Schneider Electric — a global specialist in energy management and automation — has partnered with its customers around the world in various capacities to co-create smart solutions for a more sustainable future. It focuses its energy on prioritizing resource productivity and management, promoting energy efficiency and rethinking energy consumption. It has also adopted science-based emissions targets and helped its clients set their own.

https://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/cleantech/sustainable_brands/qa_schneider_electric_banking_science_smarter_cities_pow

James Bell
3 months ago
James Bell
Smart City Expert

The climate in the Caribbean region is “unfamiliar”, “unpredictable”, and “urgent” as explained by Dr. Michael Taylor, Physicist at the University Of the West Indies. Going by the need, an extraordinary league of global giants is spearheading a transformation initiative to make the region the first-ever climate-smart zone of the world.

This part of the story is for those who are unfamiliar with the climate impact in the Caribbean islands. The Caribbean is hit by hurricanes every year, disrupting the economy as well as lives. One year back in 2017, two category five hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the eastern Caribbean leaving the region in darkness and drought – with the communications cut off.

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