Innovations urbaines
ce qui est susceptible d'apporter des changements dans les modes de vie
Innovations urbaines
Ce qui est susceptible d'apporter des changements dans les modes de vie
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Reprogramming Existing City Infrastructure for #Sustainability | #smartcities

Reprogramming Existing City Infrastructure for #Sustainability | #smartcities | Innovations urbaines | Scoop.it

Across the world, innovative solutions to urban needs are emerging from new uses for existing structures and systems. Officials are joining hands with engineers and corporate R&D teams to improve access to essential resources like water, energy and sunlight, and increase social and environmental wellbeing by reimagining the potential of the resources they already have. They are reprogramming the city.


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luiy's curator insight, October 9, 2013 5:08 AM

Take Lima. For those living on the edges of Peru’s capital, access to clean drinking water is a problem. Small wells supply most of the water, which one resident describes as “unpleasant and polluted,” and in the summer “there isn’t much available.”


Engineers at the local University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) decided to tackle the issue by making innovative use of two of the city’s more abundant resources: its humid air (which can reach 98 percent humidity), and the billboards that reach into it. They installed a humidity collector and water purifier into the top of one advertising structure in the village of Bujama, creating the UTEC Water Billboard. It can produce 96 liters of clean drinking water a day for local residents, which flows down a pipe to a tap at the base of the structure. Resident Francisco Quilca says it has provided him and his neighbors with a new, pure water source, and wishes it could exist “on the door of every house, in every village.”

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Des salades sur les toits de NYC / Vegetables on rooftops in NYC

Des salades sur les toits de NYC / Vegetables on rooftops in NYC | Innovations urbaines | Scoop.it

On la surnomme La Pomme, les bâtisseurs de cette ville ont délibérément créé un poumon vert de 300 ha (Central Park) entre les tours, dernièrement elle a transformé sa High Line en promenade verte de 2,3 km à travers Manhattan et voilà qu'on y produit désormais des salades Gotham Greens sur ses toits en utilisant de l'énergie renouvelable !
Décidément, New York montre que Paris est une capitale bien en retard sur le développement durable.

 

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Nicknamed Big Apple, the builders of this city have deliberately created a green lung of 300 ha (Central Park) between the towers, lately it has turned in his High Line Green 2.3 km walk through Manhattan and there now produces Gotham Greens vegetables and culinary herbs on rooftops using renewable energy!
Certainly, New York City shows that Paris (France) is a city well behind sustainable development.


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