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Self-Sustaining “Farmscrapers” are Cities in Stackable Steel Rocks

Self-Sustaining “Farmscrapers” are Cities in Stackable Steel Rocks | Technologie | Scoop.it

Smart cities, if they are ever to emerge, will likely center around redesign of urban buildings and infrastructure that will make them “self sustaining” and reduce carbon emissions and other “negative externalities.”

The Chinese city of Shenzen, a candidate for green transformation if there ever was one, and Asian Cairns will be a group of six “space age” looking buildings that will produce food for residents. The project will cover 79 acres (320,000 sq. m) with green vegetation incorporated into the structures of the building. Dubbed “farmscrapers” instead of “skyscrapers” the buildings will include housing, office space, shops and recreational areas.

Photovoltaic and photo thermal solar cells as well as wind turbines will be incorporated into the structure of the building to provide more energy than is consumed by residents. Callebaut designed the building so that no fossil fuels will be necessary, completely eliminating CO2 emissions.


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 17, 2013 10:22 AM

This is worth looking over. These at least look more interesting than the typical sky scrapper.

umikael's curator insight, November 17, 2013 12:24 PM

it is not sci-fi

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Energie : la France parmi les pays les plus performants dans le monde | Energies Actu

Energie : la France parmi les pays les plus performants dans le monde | Energies Actu | Technologie | Scoop.it
Selon le Choiseul Energy Index 2014, la France se classe en 12e position en termes de compétitivité énergétique sur un total de 146 Etats.

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Anatomy of a Smart City

Anatomy of a Smart City | Technologie | Scoop.it

The 19th century was a century of empires, 20th century was a century of nation states and the 21st century will be a century of cities...

 

This outstanding infographic (courtesy of postscapes.com) begins with some information about our current state of urbanization.

 

Did you know that 1.3 million people are moving to cities each week?! It then explains the need for smart cities and delves into what is required to establish these intelligent connected environments, how the smart city may take various forms in the developing worlds and what specific technologies are necessary to achieve such grand goals in practice.


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Eli Levine's curator insight, December 18, 2014 10:45 AM

There is an evolution taking place where politics, policy, technology, the environment, and the economy all intersect. This movement towards technical, empirically driven local policy making could be our saving grace.This could be the future of government.

Paul Aneja - eTrends's curator insight, December 22, 2014 6:51 PM

What do you think makes a smarter city?

Serge G Laurens's curator insight, October 28, 3:25 PM
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Biomasse & Biogaz : Conférence le 11 décembre - Congrès "Smart ...

Biomasse & Biogaz : Conférence le 11 décembre - Congrès "Smart ... | Technologie | Scoop.it
Dans le cadre du Congrès "Smart Energies For Factories", je participerai à la conférence "Biomasse & Biogaz, ce 11 décembre à 16h, à la Grande Arche de La Défense. Pour tous renseignements sur cet évènement c'est ici.
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