The city of Vienna strongly supports the establishment of green walls. The green wall on the side of the MA48 office building was built in 2010 and has been under constant monitoring ever since. The city’s first green wall system is 450 m2 in size and consists of more than 3,000 m of lined stainless steel planting containers. The properties of the green wall are monitored with various sensors and its irrigation is provided by an automatic irrigation system. The summer cooling effect of the green wall is equivalent to the operation of 80 air conditioners of 3000 W each, 8 hours a day.
Canterbury Seismic Instruments Ltd (CSI) have created an affordable model that encourages uptake by lease holders, facility managers, engineers, building owners, Civil Defence and Emergency Management, homeowners, and the public to safeguard people and assets – and the ability to provide a wealth of valuable data for industry development and academic research.
The first connected smart public lighting system in Budapest can be found in Lechner Ödön alley (IXth district). In the pilot project, five street lighting poles with different functions were installed and connected. Besides of being capable of power-saving, brightness control, and remote control the lighting poles provide intelligent functionality, for example wireless service, video recording, emergency calling, electric vehicle charging, environmental sensors and programmable LED information screens.
The Stadtwerk Lehen was developed on the site of the former energy supplier (about 20 ha): 287 subsidized rental apartments, a 97-bed dorm, a 5-group kindergarten, the new city gallery, as well as shop and social centers.
A concept was sought in which energy-saving construction and a high input of solar energy can be implemented economically and sustainably in a district-heat-supplied area.
The result is a European-wide example of sustainable district development with a neutral carbon footprint.
E.ON, in cooperation with the network service provider, has installed SMART-ready luminaires with LED technology in Balatonakaranya, which can be controlled through an innovative public lighting management system (CMS). The project was shipped with the replacement of LED lighting produced by GE Lighting and the introduction of intelligent control.
For the whole settlement, this is the first time in Hungary and at European level that the modernization of public lighting has been implemented.
The municipalities, economic parners, institutions and NGOs of the municipalities of Alsómocsolád, Bikal, Mágocs, Mekényes, Nagyhajmás decided in 2014 to work out a joint development program that would enable the synergistic development of the 5 settlements. The North Hegyhát Micro-Regional Union was born from this initiative, which main goal is to establish long-term and well-grounded cooperation between local governments, companies, institutions and organizations within the micro-region. Moreover, the Union intends to create the first "Smart Area" of Hungary.
As part of the Digital Prosperity Program (Digitális Jólét Program - DJP) 2.0, Tata is also one of the pilot programs for smart city developments. The city already reached the folllowing achievements: installation of electric car chargers, modernization of public lighting (LED lights), installation of EON rechargeable consumers, various smart tourism solutions (thematic walks or attractions with QR code) and energy upgrades in schools.
The Climate Equity Toolkit is a top-down overview of the effects of climate change in Colorado at the county level. Each topic covered is analyzed with overlaying data on climate exposure, sensitivity to change and adaptive capacity, as it relates to sectors such as agriculture, water, food, national security, transportation, outdoor recreation and more. This educational data visualization tool includes place-based knowledge focused on how climate change affects the most vulnerable communities across Colorado.
Studies indicate that approximately half of Americans believe that climate change will not affect them personally, or perceive it as a distant problem. Acting on climate change and creating policies and programs to counteract it becomes difficulty if it is not perceived as a current problem. Climate+ is a program designed to shift the perception on climate change. The program prioritizes what matters the most in people’s lives. Climate+ addresses topics ranging from health, water, transportation, food, national security, housing and more.
DenverUrbanism provides news, ideas, and commentary about urbanism in Denver and advocates a progressive pro-urban agenda for the Mile High City. DenverUrbanism was launched in late 2010 as a companion blog to the DenverInfill website and blog created in 2004 by Ken Schroeppel, an urban planner who lives and works in Downtown Denver (see the Contributors page for Ken’s bio).