Smart behavioural change
Smart systems encourage changes in behaviours which prompt new choices and activities, creating a shift in the way we consume and share energy and, hence, contributing to the development of low carbon urban economies and societies.
Building on the need to address emissions and the potential of a smart infrastructure for engagement and management, a core premise is that people make inefficient decisions as a result of poor information. With better information, behaviour change will follow, cutting emissions and increasing quality of life.
Imagine an interconnected urban system in which trees and green walls naturally cool streets and buildings; their green waste can be transformed into energy via anaerobic digestion or similar biological treatment; this energy can be used to power a fleet of street cleaning vehicles; the vehicles can make use of the recycled grey water from nearby apartments; the organic waste from the apartments can be used in greenhouses on the roof...
A new generation of integrated hardware, software, and network technologies that provide systems with real-time information of the real world and advanced analytics to help people make more intelligent decisions about alternatives and actions that will improve how we use energy and resources.
4.4 Actively engaged citizens11.2 Widespread community awareness and preparedness11.3 Effective mechanisms for communities to engage with government12.1 Comprehensive city monitoring and data management