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Breaking News meet the most sustainable district of the future | Breaking News

Meet The Most Sustainable District Of The Future

by: Kelly Bakker
meet the most sustainable district of the future | Breaking News

The municipal council of Helmond (Netherlands) unanimously approved the preparations for constructing the District of the Future, also known as the Brainport Smart District (BSD). In the district where TU / e professor Elphi Nelissen is co-initiator, new insights and smart technology are being integrated into a sustainable, social and attractive neighborhood. The realization of approximately 1500 new homes is planned from 2018 to 2028.

District Of The Future Starts In Helmond (Netherlands)

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Brainport Smart District is a testing ground for tomorrow's society. Starting points for the neighborhood include sharing services, no use of natural gas, combining living and working, new energy concepts, and a green attractive environment. In practice, this means, for example, sustainable building, reuse of materials, mobility services instead of car ownership, electric cars as a starting point, and local food conversion.

"Brainport Smart District is an example of a smart city that is not the sum of separate parts, but in which the (urban) building environment has been designed in conjunction with new technologies for transport, health, energy generation, and storage and (circular) construction." That can be read in the so-called 'Inspiration book.' "The residents are part of a new form of an inclusive society in which they themselves play an important role in the development of their own living environment. The district will become a real-life living lab (living lab) to develop new systems, processes, and services that find their applications in the redevelopment of existing neighborhoods in a way that does not burden, deplete or deplete our planet. The smart neighborhood will receive companies and residents from all over the world; it will create economic activity and strengthen the region's knowledge position."
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Photo: Brainport Smart District

Program lines

The development of the special district has been shaped based on seven program lines:

Attractive Circular District

Sustainable development forms the basis for the Brainport Smart District. It will be an attractive living environment where self-sufficiency, organic development, co-creation with end-users, the cooperation of people with nature, and their resources are combined with today's and tomorrow's technology. The 'linear economy' transition to the 'circular economy' is being shaped in building, energy, water, food, and healthcare.

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Participation

In the decision-making process, residents and companies decide through active participation in the creation and management of BSD. It concerns the application of processes to facilitate and maintain different layers of citizen involvement.

Social and Safe Neighborhood

The objective within the broad social domain is strengthening the socio-economic basis and realizing 'social increase.' The ambition is that all residents can participate, make ends meet, and progress. Social cohesion also contributes to a neighborhood that is safe and where people feel safe.

Healthy Neighborhood

The ambition is that well-being and health are stimulated and, on the other hand, by helping each other and creating a clean, green, and attractive outdoor space that invites movement and meeting. The desired result is to arrive at a new and sustainable health care system focusing on prevention using technology and the environment and using it on a strong social basis.

Digital Neighborhood

The starting point is that all generated data and income, and residents themselves are managed and shared. Interaction between the physical environment (the hardware) and the digital environment means that the distinction is eliminated, and new opportunities arise to live together in the neighborhood. Systems and services are based on open standards to ensure interoperability.

Mobile District

New technologies such as automated vehicles and new organizational structures such as car & ride sharing offer opportunities to increase passenger comfort, reduce environmental impact, and be less expensive and flexible. Mobility becomes a matter, of course. Together with the residents, these concepts are explored, and alternatives are developed for personal motorized transport and goods delivery.

District with Energy

Energy technology is developing at lightning speed. Designing a user-oriented energy system, including a 'smarter - grid' approach, is crucial for an adaptive energy system in time and technology. The abundant energy is used in BSD for free, accessible, renewable, and reliable energy.

Control residents

Now that the city council of Helmond has approved the plans, preparations can be made for the construction of approximately 1500 new homes. The location of the district is the area north of the Brandevoort station in Helmond. Also, 12 hectares of the industrial estate will be developed. What is special is that future residents get a lot of say in the neighborhood's development and design; everyone must live in the district.

Elphi Nelissen, dean of the Faculty of Architecture and professor of Building Sustainability, was the initiator for the smart neighborhood in 2016: "Brainport Smart District must be an example for the rest of the Netherlands, Europe, and the world, both in development and in realization." In addition to TU / e, the following partners are affiliated with BSD: Tilburg University, Enexis, Brainport Development, Helmond municipality, Eindhoven City Council, and Province of North Brabant.

Sensors

Earlier, several concrete things had already been set up within the framework of the Brainport Smart District. For example, sensors were placed on lampposts at six locations in Brandevoort. These sensors measure air quality (particulate matter) and noise. The municipality of Helmond is participating in this project to gain experience in collecting data on noise and air in the neighborhood. A healthy and clean environment plays an important role in the District of the Future. The measurement data can be followed live for everyone.

Source Kelly Bakker

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Meet The Most Sustainable District Of The Future

The municipal council of Helmond (Netherlands) unanimously approved the preparations for constructing the District of the Future, also known as the Brainport Smart District (BSD). In the district where TU / e professor Elphi Nelissen is co-initiator, new insights and smart technology are being integrated into a sustainable, social and attractive neighborhood. The realization of approximately 1500 new homes is planned from 2018 to 2028. District Of The Future Starts In Helmond (Netherlands) Recommended:  Epic Drive Proves Electric Cars Are Viable Brainport Smart District is a testing ground for tomorrow's society. Starting points for the neighborhood include sharing services, no use of natural gas, combining living and working, new energy concepts, and a green attractive environment. In practice, this means, for example, sustainable building, reuse of materials, mobility services instead of car ownership, electric cars as a starting point, and local food conversion. "Brainport Smart District is an example of a smart city that is not the sum of separate parts, but in which the (urban) building environment has been designed in conjunction with new technologies for transport, health, energy generation, and storage and (circular) construction." That can be read in the so-called 'Inspiration book.' "The residents are part of a new form of an inclusive society in which they themselves play an important role in the development of their own living environment. The district will become a real-life living lab (living lab) to develop new systems, processes, and services that find their applications in the redevelopment of existing neighborhoods in a way that does not burden, deplete or deplete our planet. The smart neighborhood will receive companies and residents from all over the world; it will create economic activity and strengthen the region's knowledge position." Photo: Brainport Smart District Program lines The development of the special district has been shaped based on seven program lines: Attractive Circular District Sustainable development forms the basis for the Brainport Smart District. It will be an attractive living environment where self-sufficiency, organic development, co-creation with end-users, the cooperation of people with nature, and their resources are combined with today's and tomorrow's technology. The 'linear economy' transition to the 'circular economy' is being shaped in building, energy, water, food, and healthcare. Recommended:  Smart Communities: Eco-Living Through Technology Participation In the decision-making process, residents and companies decide through active participation in the creation and management of BSD. It concerns the application of processes to facilitate and maintain different layers of citizen involvement. Social and Safe Neighborhood The objective within the broad social domain is strengthening the socio-economic basis and realizing 'social increase.' The ambition is that all residents can participate, make ends meet, and progress. Social cohesion also contributes to a neighborhood that is safe and where people feel safe. Healthy Neighborhood The ambition is that well-being and health are stimulated and, on the other hand, by helping each other and creating a clean, green, and attractive outdoor space that invites movement and meeting. The desired result is to arrive at a new and sustainable health care system focusing on prevention using technology and the environment and using it on a strong social basis. Digital Neighborhood The starting point is that all generated data and income, and residents themselves are managed and shared. Interaction between the physical environment (the hardware) and the digital environment means that the distinction is eliminated, and new opportunities arise to live together in the neighborhood. Systems and services are based on open standards to ensure interoperability. Mobile District New technologies such as automated vehicles and new organizational structures such as car & ride sharing offer opportunities to increase passenger comfort, reduce environmental impact, and be less expensive and flexible. Mobility becomes a matter, of course. Together with the residents, these concepts are explored, and alternatives are developed for personal motorized transport and goods delivery. District with Energy Energy technology is developing at lightning speed. Designing a user-oriented energy system, including a 'smarter - grid' approach, is crucial for an adaptive energy system in time and technology. The abundant energy is used in BSD for free, accessible, renewable, and reliable energy. Control residents Now that the city council of Helmond has approved the plans, preparations can be made for the construction of approximately 1500 new homes. The location of the district is the area north of the Brandevoort station in Helmond. Also, 12 hectares of the industrial estate will be developed. What is special is that future residents get a lot of say in the neighborhood's development and design; everyone must live in the district. Elphi Nelissen, dean of the Faculty of Architecture and professor of Building Sustainability, was the initiator for the smart neighborhood in 2016: "Brainport Smart District must be an example for the rest of the Netherlands, Europe, and the world, both in development and in realization." In addition to TU / e, the following partners are affiliated with BSD: Tilburg University, Enexis, Brainport Development, Helmond municipality, Eindhoven City Council, and Province of North Brabant. Sensors Earlier, several concrete things had already been set up within the framework of the Brainport Smart District. For example, sensors were placed on lampposts at six locations in Brandevoort. These sensors measure air quality (particulate matter) and noise. The municipality of Helmond is participating in this project to gain experience in collecting data on noise and air in the neighborhood. A healthy and clean environment plays an important role in the District of the Future. The measurement data can be followed live for everyone. Source Kelly Bakker Before you go! Recommended:  Greenest Buildings In The World: Sustainable Highlights 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 own article about sustainable community? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
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