Today you hit the streets of Smartville to explore what it takes to build a successful smart city, how climate resilient and environmentally friendly infrastructure and technologies are being implemented, and how actors in the global development community are working together towards engaging local communities in an inclusive way.START HERE
Increasing incomes combined with urban sprawl have spurred the growth of motorized transport. The resulting traffic congestion has given rise to a horde of economic, health, and environmental problems. Today, the transport industry accounts for 13 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, or GHGs. To counter this, smart cities are creating more sustainable, efficient and affordable ways to get around. Choose a way to get to work.
Your morning meeting is about data accessibility and data-driven decision making, both of which are critical to efficient and sustainable service delivery, emergency management and climate adaptation projects, among others. Smart cities gather data from anywhere they can, including an often untapped resource — citizens. Choose a crowdsourcing platform to invest in.
It’s time for lunch! There are four options near your office, what do you choose?
After work, you attend the town hall meeting in your neighborhood where the city council will introduce some of its new e-governance initiatives. Choose one of the apps to download for a trial run:
You’ve spent the day thinking about all the various aspects of your city that are ushering in future.