Rates of urbanization still increase, giving rise to significant challenges for city leaders. New technologies present opportunities to meet SDG challenges.
Hyperdome is a shopping centre in Queensland that has thousands of visitors and could produce a lot of carbon dioxide emissions — except that a digital platform has been installed to monitor and manage energy more efficiently. Data Driven Energy Savings in the Hyperdome Shopping Centre in Queensland, Australia is a detailed report that looks at the implementation of the system and the results.
Adaptive Circular Cities is a Dutch project designed to encourage more sustainable living — and one of the challenges is improving resilience in the event of a flood. Identifying Cascading Effects on Vital Objects During Flooding is a case study on the development of smart technology that shows what would happen if a dike is breached — a predictive tool that allows cities to take pre-emptive action.