World’s First Reusable Tote Bag

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1. Sustainability Issue: According to the world counts, we use 5 trillion plastic bags per year! Which means 160,000 a second! And over 700 a year for every single person on the planet. NYC produces10 billion plastic bags per year.
2. Sustainability Solution: Amer Jandali former DJ tackling committed to creating low-waste products starting with the world’s first wearable tote bag.
-The product impacts climate by challenging consumer behaviors
-Easy to care
– The symbol for progressive changes in policy on plastic bag taxes
-Although market currently offers bags that are stuffable, foldable, and packable, there are zero wearables.
#wastemanagement #sustainability #pollution #BT2443
3. Key Stakeholders
-City municipals
-Private Sectors
-Citizens
-Visitors
4.Steps Deploying Solution:
– Build a community and infrastructure and educate public
–  legalize plastic bag usage
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Roads Of The Future

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1) Sustainability Problem: Roadway lighting serves as a vital safety feature for busy streets and highways where visibility is essential. Roadway lights can also indicate the difference between a pedestrian and a car zone. However, light pollution and meeting today’s demanding energy reduction ambitions is getting challenging. Forecasts indicate that 5 billion people (60% of the world’s population) will live in cities by 2050 and, according to the International Energy Agency, the overall demand for lighting will be 80% higher by 2030 than in 2005. Moreover, sea level rise and flooding is another major problem for future of the street lighting and everything with LEDs and cables would have died there in the sea.

2) Technological Solutions: Studio Roosegaarde is creating magic through light: Smart Highway, Van Gogh Bike Path, and  ICOON AFSLUITDIJK comprise the creation of a subtle layer of light and interaction on an iconic 32-kilometer-long dike that protects the Netherlands against flooding. Studio Roosegaarde presents three designs of light and communication, called GATES OF LIGHT, WINDVOGEL, and GLOWING NATURE.

A Smart Highway

-A smart highway that replaces energy-wasting streetlamps with specially designed “Glowing Lines.”

-Proven the feasibility of N329- Road of the Future, perhaps Roosegaarde can begin developing a plan for the dynamic paint, electricity-generating windmills, and motion-sensing lights

Van Gogh Bike Path

-The path is illuminated by thousands of twinkling stones that feature glow-in-the-dark technology and solar-powered LED lights.

-The entire route is 335 kilometers (208 miles) long

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Icoon Afluitdijk 

-For the GATES OF LIGHT entrance at both sides of the dyke, they applied retro-reflective prisms to the buildings, which light up by the headlamps of passing cars.

-After sunset Drive through GATES OF LIGHT after sunset and bring the floodgates to life through the headlamps of your car, as an alternative to polluting street lights!”

– Each WINDVOGEL kite generates 20 to 100 kW, supplying energy for 200 households.

-GLOWING NATURE shows the beauty of nature  Studio Roosegaarde works with live algae, one of the oldest microorganisms in the world. They created the world’s largest luminous algae site!”

-Moreover, all of them are art installations of the 21st century

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Beckett Mufson, “Roads Of The Future Are Here… And They Glow In The Dark”, Creators, Apr 14, 2014

Veerle Devos, “Daan Roosegaarde Does MAgic With Light,” November 2017

CNN Staff, “Bike path inspired by Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ opens in Netherlands,”  November 14, 2014

#smartcity #futureroad #lightpollution #smartart #smarthighway #lights #energyefficiency #flooding #safety #health #sustainability #smartcity  #BT2443

3) Key stakeholders and their role in the implementation:

–City, state, and government municipals support and include their plan for the new highway and innovation of the road, dams and bike paths encourage private sectors and local artists partner with innovators-Financial Institutions-Financing future road projects

-Educate youth through art and technology on the road safety and light pollution and smart energy consumption

4) Steps Deploying Technology:

-Build prosperous environment for the utility companies to use technology and art and financial institutions finance utility companies

-Within Public Private People’s Partnership educate each stakeholder how to avoid light pollution that could influence our health and at the same time save energy and money

-Educate youth road safety and art through future roads.

I recommend cities across the globe duplicate projects. Moreover, music festivals could use innovations to decrease their GHG emission and light pollution. 

Other Sources:

http://www.darksky.org/light-pollution/

http://blogs.worldbank.org/energy/led-street-lighting-unburdening-our-cities

http://www.thornlighting.com/en/about-us/news/in-focus-road-lighting/roadlighting_int-10_lr.pdf

https://studioroosegaarde.net/project/gates-of-light

 

NEWater is tackling Island Nation’s Primary Challenge

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1) Sustainability Problem:  Singapore was ranked first among countries with the highest risk of high water stress in 2040, according to the World Resources Institute. Water security is the national priority in Singapore as half of its current water supplies imported from Malaysia.

2) Technological Solutions: Recycled Sewage NEWater is tackling an island nation’s primary challenge along with the desalination and efficient rainwater catch. NEWater created by the country’s public utility board (PUB).
– The $170 million plant can produce 50 million gallons of NEWater a day and will supply the PUB water for 25 years.
-Through a four-step series of barriers and membranes, wastewater is made free of solids, microorganisms, and contaminants resulting in potable water supplies for use by humans and industry.
-NEWater will be able to supply up to 40 percent of Singapore’s total daily water demand, up from 30 percent, with the opening of Singapore’s fifth NEWater plant in Jan 2018.

Afifah Ariffin, “NEWater able to meet 40% of Singapore’s water needs with opening of the fifth plant, 18 Jan 2017
Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/newater-able-to-meet-40-of-singapore-s-water-needs-with-opening–7565374″

Masagos Zulkifli,”Securing Singapore’s water future,” MAR 2, 2017

Samantha Boh, “Singapore launches fifth Newater plant at Changi, boosting water supply,” JAN 18, 2017

Meera Senthilingam,Drinking sewage: solving Singapore’s water problem,” September 23, 2014

#smartcity #watersecurity #recycledwater #sewagewater #health #sustainability #smartwater #BT2443

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3) Key stakeholders and their role in the implementation:

– Singapore Government support and encourage private sectors to partner with the PUB  and regulate water consumption through price and financing innovations

-Financial Institutions-Financing New NEWater plants

-Educate consumers water system and actual cost of water

– Citizens consume water wisely

4) Steps Deploying Technology:

-Build prosperous environment for the utility companies to use a technology and financial institutions finance utility companies
– Within Public Private People’s Partnership educate each stakeholder how water scarcity could negatively influence whole system (energy, food, and economy)

 

I recommend other cities facing water challenges should duplicate project (Riyadh, San Diego, Brisbane, etc.)

Other Sources:

https://www.pub.gov.sg/watersupply/fournationaltaps/newater

https://biotechin.asia/2015/12/23/newater-in-singapore-from-waste-to-water/

https://www.pub.gov.sg/watersupply/fournationaltaps/newater

 

TaKaDu Integrated Event Management solutions for the water industry.

  1. Sustainability Problem:

    According to UN World will face 40% gap in water supply and demand. World Bank estimates that world loses about 25-35% of water due to leaks and bursts(the annual value of this non-revenue water — water produced and lost by utilities — is $14 billion). Water scarcity will cause serious squeeze food and energy supply chains, and stall economic growth.

    2. Technological Solutions:

    Israeli start-up TaKaDu claims its cloud-based, a mathematical led software solution is integrating the water sector with “cloud computing.”

    -The solution works together with utilities’ current infrastructure. Information from flows and pressure meters, GIS and SCADA systems, for instance, is collated, “mathematically cooked” turned into “practical real-time picture and priorities.”

    -Utilities can use a web interface to efficiently find where leaks take place that efficiently locates repair teams.

    -Provide efficient 24/7 monitoring service with prioritized analyze

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Sources: Sarah Begley, “UN Report Warns of Serious Water Shortages in 15 years”, March 20, 2015 

Tom Freyberg, Water Leakage? Look to the Clouds

#waterleakage #smartwater #energy #foodsecurity #sustainability #health #BT2443

3. Key Stakeholders and their role in the implementation:

-City stakeholders- Include their plan
-Government agencies-Legislate and helping private sectors to participate

-Water Utility Companies-Use Technology for their service
-Civic society- Connect and partnership with the stakeholders
-Citizens of the city-Be aware of leakages and require utility companies be transparent about water bills
-Financial Institutions-Financing water-related projects

4. Steps Deploying Technology:

Public-Private People’s Partnership is the key to successful deployment of the project.
– Government or city stakeholders include the technology city’s water utility systems planning and involve existing infrastructure, decide financial aspects and solutions.

-Encourage through legislation or regulation build prosperous environment for the utility companies to use a technology and financial institutions finance utility companies
– Within Public Private People’s Partnership educate each stakeholder how water scarcity could negatively influence whole energy, food, and economy

Pictures and other sources:

https://www.metering.com/smart-water-management-global-demand/

http://www.takadu.com/company

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/01/prweb13984663.htm

https://www.israel21c.org/4-israeli-companies-named-in-2017-global-cleantech-100/

 

 

 

GOVTECH enables Singapore Government to better serve its citizens.

1) Sustainability Problem: In today’s fast moving and resource-constrained world cities are facing challenges becoming smarter and be more efficient. Singapore Government is aiming for to become a first Smart Nation by 2020 which means people are empowered by technology to lead meaningful and fulfilled lives.

2) Technology Summary: The new Government Technology Agency (GovTech) was created to advance engineering support to smart nation developments and restore old e-government services. GovTech has lined up several new projects – including a digital vault of citizens data for the auto-filling of banking forms and an autonomous wheelchair prototype – to drive digital transformation in the public sector.

-Lined up several new projects – a digital vault of citizens’ personal data for the auto-filling of banking forms and an autonomous wheelchair prototype – to drive digital transformation in the public sector. Identified following five key domains that will have a significant impact on the citizen and society, and in which digital technology can have a needle moving impact:

 

– Focus on six key areas: application development, data science, government infrastructure, geospatial technology, cybersecurity and smart sensors.

 

Source: Irene Tham, “GovTech launched to lead digital transformation in public sector”, The Straits Times OCT 7, 2016

Tags: #smartcity, #smartnation #technology #data #tarnsport #envirnoment #healthcare #publicsectorservices

3) Key Stakeholders :

  1. Government Technology Agency of Singapore
  2. Public Sectors
  3. Private sectors
  4. People

4) Steps Deploying Technology:

Public-Private People’s Partnership is the key to successful deployment of the
– Educate citizens and visitors to use data (Technological literacy)
– Build a community and infrastructure
– Constant update and improvement

Other Sources:

1. Smart Nation Singapore

2. GOVTECH Singapore 

3. Government Technology Agency of Singapore, Oct 6, 2016, Youtube 

4. Computer World “Smart Cities”, Dec 12, 2016

 

Stanford District Energy System cuts GHG emissions 68 percent and fossil fuel 65 percent #BT2443

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1) Sustainability area(s).

Cities consuming over 70 percent of global energy use and, producing 40 to 50 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. In some cities, heating and cooling can account for up to half of local energy consumption. Any solution for the climate and energy transition must address sustainable urban heating and cooling, as well as electricity. One of the least-cost and most efficient solutions for reducing emissions and primary energy demand is the development of modern (climate-resilient and low-carbon) district energy in cities.

2) Sustainability Technology:

The combined new system – Stanford Energy System Innovations (SESI) – makes Stanford one of the most energy-efficient research universities in the world.

-SEIS represents a transformation of university energy supply from a 100% fossil-fuel-based combined heat and power plant to grid-sourced electricity and a more efficient electric heat recovery system.

-High-efficiency new-building standards and improvements to existing buildings, a high-voltage substation, state-of-the-art solar arrays and a new central energy facility (CUP) that incorporates the largest heat-recovery chillers ever installed in the U.S

-SESI uses a combination of heat recovery, low-temperature hot water distribution, and thermal energy storage to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions by 68% and drinking water use by 15%

-Technology roadmap for building heating and cooling

United Nations Environmental Programm,  “District Energy in Cities,” page-11, 2015

David M Brown, “Energy/Industrial Best Project: Stanford Energy System Innovation” ENR California, November 24, 2015

Stanford Energy System Innovations, youtube, Stanford, April 22, 2015

Technology Roadmap: Energy-Efficient Buildings: Heating and Cooling Equipment

#energy #water #systemsthinking #technology #ghgemission

3) Key Stakeholders

-City stakeholders- Include their plan
-Government agencies-Legislate and help private sectors to participate
-Civic society- Connect and partnership with the stakeholders
-Property owners-Able to join or innovate DES
-Financial Institutions-Finance DES projects

4) Steps Deploying Technology:

Public-Private People’s Partnership is the key to successful deployment of the project.
– Within the city, planing decide to financial aspects
– Build a community and infrastructure and educate public
– Within Public Private People’s Partnership leverage project within significant cities

Although DES is common on university and college campuses and more accessible to regulate, it’s possible to duplicate Stanford model within major cities. Current DES powered by mainly Fossil Fuel for changing that financial institutions and state, city policies will play an enormous role.

Affordable and Mobile ALPOD House #BT2443

1) Sustainability area(s).

Most of the Mega-Cities facing issue affordable and smart buildings due to growing urban citizens. Majority of cities designed for fewer people.

2) Sustainability Technology: Futuristic Aluminum AlPOD Houses by James Law

-A distinctive feature of the AlPOD project is its potential to be stacked into a uniquely designed multi-structures to accommodate ever increasing populations and lack of available land

-Explores modular construction based on creating a flexible and open-plan living space

-Affordable about 65000 USD

-The aluminum house has multi-faceted advantages of being lightweight, durable, corrosion resistant, and impervious to fire and wind as well as its ability to dampen noise and insulate against heat and sound.

– Lightweight also enhances mobility, allowing a home to be moved from one place to another comfortably and conveniently without dismantling or reconstructing facilities.

-Moreover, aluminum can be recycled, making it a green, earth-friendly building material.

Enid Tsui, “Cheap Hong Kong-designed ‘container homes’ the way of the future,” South China Morning Post, 03 February 2016

#Energy, #Water, #Waste, #Civic Engagement, #Land use, #affordablehousing

3) Key Stakeholders and their role in the implementation:

-City stakeholders- Include their plan
-Government agencies-Legislate and helping private sectors to participate
-Civic society- Connect and partnership with the stakeholders
-Citizens of the city-Live in the houses
-Financial Institutions-Finance

4) Steps Deploying Technology:

Public-Private People’s Partnership is the key to successful deployment of the project.
– Within the city, planing decide to finance aspects
– Build a community and infrastructure
– Within Public Private People’s Partnership leverage project within significant cities

Since one out of six people today in the world live in a migrant slum, this number will raise within few decades one out of three. I believe that this ALPOD housing could bring a progressive solution to this issue.

Other sources:
http://www.utopiacities.org/about/
http://www.alpod.com/product.php
https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=44286
https://www.designboom.com/architecture/james-law-cybertecture-alpod-mobile-house-aluhouse-hong-kong-12-15-2015/
http://www.jameslawcybertecture.com/?section=projects&id=1055
https://www.treehugger.com/modular-design/alpod-lot-more-cute-little-new-prefab-unit.html
http://inhabitat.com/futuristic-plug-and-play-home-can-pop-up-anywhere-in-the-world/
https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/alpod-stackable-aluminum-pod-homes/
http://www.alpod.com/product.php