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Smart Cities: Technology, Sustainability & Innovation for a Better World

Smart Cities: Technology, Sustainability & Innovation for a Better World | Tomorrow starts today | Scoop.it

They only occupy two per cent of the Earth’s land mass, but cities today use a huge amount of the planet’s natural capital, consuming 75 % of global resources and generating 80 % of global greenhouse gas emissions.

As the world population grows to 9 billion by 2050, the number of those living in urban areas will swell by 3 billion to 6.3 billion. With demand for energy and resources set to spike on the back of urban population growth, smart cities have emerged as the modern answer to the wave of urbanisation sweeping across the globe.

 

What defines a smart city?

Put simply, smart cities integrate diverse technologies to reduce its environmental impact. Using a more formal definition from a recent report by the United Cities and Local Governments, smart cities use new technologies, innovation and knowledge management to become more liveable, functional, competitive and modern, bringing together six key fields of performance: the economy, mobility, the environment, citizenship, quality of life and management.


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Eco Kids Learn about Sustainability

Eco Kids Learn about Sustainability | Tomorrow starts today | Scoop.it

The Eco Kids have gotten presetations on Sustainability and Solid Waste Management while having a great time at their Summer camp.

 

"After finishing touches were put on the bracelets, campers lined up and marched to the Chaa Creek conference room, where Mr. Brion Young gave a presentation on the various ways to use environmentally friendly practices in everyday life.  Mr. Young highlighted several of the ways in which Chaa Creek recycles, such as using old cardboard boxes as mulch at the Maya Organic Farm, as well as giving campers advice on recycling at home."

 

http://belize-travel-blog.chaacreek.com/2013/07/eco-kids-summer-camp-day-4-solid-waste-management/


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