Community is important to us, we believe that the built environment is ultimately to shape an atmosphere for social beings. We respect the impact that one building has on its surroundings and actively include the broader community in every decision and action taken in the design process.
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- In practice and research, the role of digitalisation and new information and communication technologies within urban spaces is being discussed increasingly under the heading “Sustainable Smart City”. This encompasses various concepts and ideas that address the links between technical and social innovations and current urban challenges.
- Cities also create tremendous opportunities for economic development – 80% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product is created in cities; for career development – urban citizens earn on average three times the income of their rural counterparts; and for sustainability – people living in larger cities tend to have smaller energy footprints, require less infrastructure, consume less resources, and have higher productivity levels. For example, a city of 8 million has 15% more productivity and 15% less infrastructure needs than do two cities of four million each.
- Smart City initiatives can help overcome the limitations of traditional urban development that tends to manage urban infrastructure systems in silos. By leveraging the pervasive character of data and services offered by digital technologies, such as Cloud Computing, the Internet of Things, or Open Data, they help connect different city stakeholders, improve citizen involvement, offer new and enhance existing services, and provide context-aware views on city operations. Smart City development is, however, highly complex, challenging and context-specific. The challenges include different discourses used by technologists and policymakers, lack of capacity to connect urban sustainability challenges to actionable approaches, and pressures on social and territorial cohesion requiring unique governance solutions.