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James Bell
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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.

Marc Van Steyvoort
2 weeks ago
Marc Van Steyvoort
Co-Founder at LABCITIES

Every generation is living in “modern times.” Adam Kirsch, a poet and literary critic, noted that all generations like to think of themselves as living in an age of unprecedented disruption.

Like countless generations before us, we are worried about the impact of technology on society. In fact people have always approached new technologies with a mix of pride and trepidation, from the printing press and automated looms, to electricity and the telephone.

James Bell
2 weeks ago
James Bell
Smart City Expert

Cities are eating up energy at a pace which accounts for 80% of CO2 emissions globally. And the most energy-hungry infrastructure in cities is nothing but the buildings which consume 41% of the worldwide energy, as reported by the US Green Building Council. The statistics don’t even approximate to the other two biggest urban energy consumers namely the industrial sector (30%) and the transportation sector (29%).

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

Hannah Kaner, smart cities strategist at Orange Bus, argues in Information Age that when it comes to optimising citizen interaction with smart city development, we must target areas of the city where services are failing and address inclusivity.

James Bell
3 weeks ago
James Bell
Smart City Expert

Different government agencies from all over the world are transforming their cities into smart cities. Because of the increasing pollution levels, the world environment is facing multiple challenges, and global warming is one of them. The main reason for this increase in temperature of the globe is the release of ever-increasing greenhouse gases. Burning the fossil fuels to meet the energy requirements is being considered as the primary reason for the global warming and the toxic elements in the air. To fight this global problem, a huge amount of funds has been allocated by all the developed and the developing countries in the recent past. In addition, most of the city planners are working towards attaining the dream of shifting towards 100% sustainable energy by 2020. With the new innovations, the smart meter is one of the efficient equipment that can help in the effective management of energy flow. As per the implementation plan, the smart cities will have all kind of connectivity features and to attain that, a lot of energy is needed. The best part about these smart cities is, all the energy will be collected from the renewable green energy sources. With the view of empowering the entire city with green energy, an effective management of energy is required to prevent the shortage of energy. In order to reduce the wastage of energy, the ‘smart meters’ can be used to keep a track of the energy utilization.

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