As we move from educating people about climate change to taking action to mitigate climate impacts, we need technology, process, and culture to help spur a shift to climate-friendly social behavior in cities. Urban EcoMap helps address this objective. Urban EcoMap is a landmark innovation and a key element of a Smart Connected Cities framework. Urban EcoMap provides local communities with information on their progress toward meeting greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals, and with access to the most useful, locally available tools and resources for reducing their carbon footprint. Urban EcoMap amasses information on a neighborhood level, organized by zip codes, in the following two ways:Discover Your City’s Neighborhoods: Through this visual display, residents can see their greenhouse gas contributions in the areas of transportation, energy, and waste. This information empowers neighborhoods to identify and take specific actions to fight climate change using approaches such as alternative-fuel vehicle ownership, recycling, and reducing household energy use. Take Climate Actions: Citizens can make decisions to help decrease the carbon footprint of their geographic regions, their particular zip code, and their city. They can make these choices by gaining visibility into several key factors, including the effort required to make the change, the associated cost or financial benefit, and the environmental impact of the action. Citizens can then share their climate actions with others via social networking. In the future, the Urban EcoMap will address mobile applications, user-generated content, and access to real-time information pertaining to personal energy usage, transportation, and consumption behavior.
Partnership for Urban Innovation Sustainable Success Case Study June, 2010 Gordon Falconer AAPIMRICS Director ,Internet Business Solutions Group Cisco Systems Inc.
Cities must be smart and connected to address issues of urbanisation Green Growth Rapid Growth Modernization
Carbon Impact - 75% - 20% 100% Source: Dennis Frenchman, MIT 2008, Energy Use of Average US Household. Arthur Segal. Harvard Business School 2007, CUD Cisco IBSG 2008 1/58
Running a Village, City, Community, Country, the World on Networked Information Environmental Social Economic Continuous job and business growth Protecting the worldfor future generations Enhanced quality of life for citizens Connected and Sustainable City Services Delivered by Technology 2/58
An holistic approach is needed for any Smart Connected City Smart Connected Buildings and Homes Smart Connected Urban Mobility Smart Connected Energy Smart Work Sustainable Socio - Economics Mobility Personalizing the mobility experience and enhancing urban sustainability management through accessible and efficient services Work Fostering sustainable work environments to meet the needs of existing, new, and future workforce ecosystems Engagement Modular and adaptive approaches to urban management, along with virtual and physical community engagements for improving behaviors Buildings and Homes Driving an evolution of how people increase quality of life, along with participate and contribute to sustainability Energy How electric power is generated, delivered, stored, and consumed within communities Sustainable Planning Sustainability Collaboration Framework and Platform Broadband and ICT Platform – 4th Utility IP-Enabled Homes and Offices, Roads, Utilities, Workplace Design 3/58
So many good reasons to be a connected sustainable city but what stops this ?
Legal & government legislation/ federal/state/ local
Strong will for execution from City of SF & Amsterdam
Conclusion Collaboration Government / Private partnerships Clear concise vision Clear business case Multi disciplined team / eco system Top Down to provide vision Bottom up to affect change “All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.” Benjamin Franklin 8/58