Smart Cities Critical in Fight Against Climate Change
Emerging Category of .Earth Domain Users Advancing Urban Sustainability
According to the United Nations, 54.5 percent of people worldwide live in urban areas, and that number is expected to reach 68 percent by 2050. One in three individuals will live in a city of at least a half million people.
As a result of this demographic change, there has been a rise in Smart Cities, where municipalities are taking advantage of sensors, connected grids and IoT solutions to keep cities safer, healthier and less energy reliant.
In addition, today’s Smart Cities are also using remote sensing devices to monitor air pollution, implementing smart recycling systems, and installing LED lamps in public light systems. In other words, Smart Cities are potential drivers for addressing climate change – and .Earth domain users are playing a significant role.
For example, SmartCity.Earth offers a platform for showcasing a wide-range of solutions that promote citizen happiness, safety, profitability, and innovation. More important, the platform promotes solutions that preserve the planet’s natural resources.
Another .Earth domain user example is SmartCities.Earth, which is a think tank that aims to address the climate crisis through an “open innovation collection.” And, UCity.Earth highlights a “smarter way to plan cities” through mobile solutions, open platforms and efforts to make cities fossil fuel-free.
Finally, AIPeoplePlanet.Earth is exploring how rapid technological change like artificial intelligence (AI) can both support urban sustainability. This effort is being managed by the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, Princeton University, and the Urban Systems Lab at The New School.
It is clear that the development and implementation of smart city technologies, programs and policies will only be increasing. For organizations in this space, or those considering joining the Smart Cities movement, now’s the time to secure a .Earth domain.
This future-focused web domain will enhance your organization’s overall branding by showing the world how you are focusing on the sustainability and viability of our global cities.
To learn more about the .Earth domain, visit Voices.Earth. In addition, many organizations and individuals are sharing their voices about the benefits of a .Earth domain in our Voices.Earth podcast series.