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Smart Cities: Sustainable And High Efficient

by: Sharai Hoekema
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The design has a significant impact on our society. Not only will it please our eye when done right, but it also has the unique potential to host sustainable and healthy communities. Nothing can hurt the environment more than a poorly designed building: both in terms of sustainability and liveability. 

Smart Cities: Use Of Data To Anticipate On Climate Change

Now that the urban population is growing exponentially, hand in hand with the overall number of people in our world, we need to think carefully about how to make sure we all ‘fit.’ By 2050, another staggering two billion people are expected to move to a global city. There has to be a way to get all of them a good home and sufficient facilities and amenities. In anticipation of this enormous change, designers and architects are working tirelessly to come up with buildings that use the available space effectively, to ensure that they use fewer resources and will be much more sustainable - while guaranteeing optimal comfort and quality of life. And to do so, a few trends can be identified: the driving forces behind smart design.

Recommended: Climate Change: Cause Of The Next Global Economic Collapse

While no-one knows exactly how climate change will affect our world, we do know that it will do so. Therefore, buildings must be built with the entire notion of global warming in mind. A concept called climate resilience plays a vital role in this. It describes how we can adapt to climate change or to bounce back after weather-related disasters. 

So, how can we guarantee climate resilience without actually knowing what this would entail? A major headache for architects, yet at the same time, one of their most significant opportunities. Those who can figure out a strategy for incorporating this in their design will be one step ahead of the competition. 

Data plays a vital role in this. Data on pollution levels, data on extreme weather events, historical trends in combination with projected sea levels, and other weather-related statistics: they will help to document climate change. This, in turn, allows us to improve our designed answer. We can design buildings that tackle the root issues of climate change while being prepared for its consequences.

Sustainable And High Efficient: Planning For Resilience

Concretely speaking, the effects of all this are best seen in the planning of our cities and buildings. Each city faces its own set of challenges in the face of changing weather patterns and the rising sea level; and the mass migration and resource scarcity that may result from this. 

This is where policy and design meet in a unique feat of city-planning that takes into account how particular areas can be kept secure. At the same time, the prevailing culture is protected and honored - all while behavior change is encouraged that will help cities respond to challenges and disasters. 

High Efficient: Restricting Carbon Emissions

A known fact is that about half of all greenhouse gas emissions are directly related to that share of the world that has been built by us, also known as the built environment. So, we should be very mindful of the impact of those objects and areas that we have made - and consider their impact on the broader context, especially now that the latest projections of the UN estimate that some additional 2.5 trillion square feet of new spaces will have to be built over the next 40 years.

Recommended: Climate Change Efforts On Reducing CO2 Why Not Recycle It?

This roughly adds up to a brand new New York City that has to be erected every single month during these 40 years. An incredible number that will seriously jeopardize our environment if we do not take drastic measures to amp up the sustainability of the energy and materials that we use for this; and carefully consider where to build. Once we minimize the impact of the building on the environment and mapping out where our energy is needed the most, we can cut back on overall emissions by merely planning and working sustainably. 

Designing And Constructing For A Changing World

The far majority - about 75% - of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. We are occupying increasingly smaller amounts of space in the most crowded places, clustering together. While this may bring along challenges, it also gives us the unique opportunity to design for the changing world. Buildings with zero or negative emissions focused on climate resilience, and using sustainable and energy-efficient constructions: careful planning can make a world of difference in the way we build a different world.

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The design has a significant impact on our society. Not only will it please our eye when done right, but it also has the unique potential to host sustainable and healthy communities. Nothing can hurt the environment more than a poorly designed building: both in terms of sustainability and liveability.   Smart Cities: Use Of Data To Anticipate On Climate Change Now that the urban population is growing exponentially, hand in hand with the overall number of people in our world, we need to think carefully about how to make sure we all ‘fit.’ By 2050, another staggering two billion people are expected to move to a global city. There has to be a way to get all of them a good home and sufficient facilities and amenities. In anticipation of this enormous change, designers and architects are working tirelessly to come up with buildings that use the available space effectively, to ensure that they use fewer resources and will be much more sustainable - while guaranteeing optimal comfort and quality of life. And to do so, a few trends can be identified: the driving forces behind smart design. Recommended:  Climate Change: Cause Of The Next Global Economic Collapse While no-one knows exactly how climate change will affect our world, we do know that it will do so. Therefore, buildings must be built with the entire notion of global warming in mind. A concept called climate resilience plays a vital role in this. It describes how we can adapt to climate change or to bounce back after weather-related disasters.   So, how can we guarantee climate resilience without actually knowing what this would entail? A major headache for architects, yet at the same time, one of their most significant opportunities. Those who can figure out a strategy for incorporating this in their design will be one step ahead of the competition.   Data plays a vital role in this. Data on pollution levels, data on extreme weather events, historical trends in combination with projected sea levels, and other weather-related statistics: they will help to document climate change. This, in turn, allows us to improve our designed answer. We can design buildings that tackle the root issues of climate change while being prepared for its consequences. Sustainable And High Efficient: Planning For Resilience Concretely speaking, the effects of all this are best seen in the planning of our cities and buildings. Each city faces its own set of challenges in the face of changing weather patterns and the rising sea level; and the mass migration and resource scarcity that may result from this.   This is where policy and design meet in a unique feat of city-planning that takes into account how particular areas can be kept secure. At the same time, the prevailing culture is protected and honored - all while behavior change is encouraged that will help cities respond to challenges and disasters.   High Efficient: Restricting Carbon Emissions A known fact is that about half of all greenhouse gas emissions are directly related to that share of the world that has been built by us, also known as the built environment. So, we should be very mindful of the impact of those objects and areas that we have made - and consider their impact on the broader context, especially now that the latest projections of the UN estimate that some additional 2.5 trillion square feet of new spaces will have to be built over the next 40 years. Recommended:  Climate Change Efforts On Reducing CO2 Why Not Recycle It? This roughly adds up to a brand new New York City that has to be erected every single month during these 40 years. An incredible number that will seriously jeopardize our environment if we do not take drastic measures to amp up the sustainability of the energy and materials that we use for this; and carefully consider where to build. Once we minimize the impact of the building on the environment and mapping out where our energy is needed the most, we can cut back on overall emissions by merely planning and working sustainably.   Designing And Constructing For A Changing World The far majority - about 75% - of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. We are occupying increasingly smaller amounts of space in the most crowded places, clustering together. While this may bring along challenges, it also gives us the unique opportunity to design for the changing world. Buildings with zero or negative emissions focused on climate resilience, and using sustainable and energy-efficient constructions: careful planning can make a world of difference in the way we build a different world. Before you go! Recommended:  Floating Cities: A Sustainable Concept For Future Communities Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about Floating Cities, Architecture, or Future Buildings? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
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