53 percent of the global population lives in cities today, increasing to 70 percent by 2050. Although cities are the economic engines of the world, this rapid urbanization has left standard cities saturated with inefficient technologies and infrastructure that consume insatiable amounts of energy and water, and emit vast amounts of air pollution. Efficient future city technologies are the keys to unlocking energy efficiency, sustainability and pollution reduction in the cities of tomorrow. Despite the benefits that such technologies offer, the capital required to retrofit existing urban infrastructure is staggering and an array of efficient future city models has emerged to facilitate new technology integration. However, their adoption remains slow and cautious.
This webinar will examine:
The mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive suite of models for efficient future cities
The distinctive pros and cons of each model that technology companies can leverage to find their fit
How technologies and business model innovations – in infrastructure, energy, IT, materials science, and electronics – are likely to play out in this conservative market
The strategies for integrating efficiency, sustainability, and environmental concerns and responding to regulatory cues