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How can "smart cities" address climate change?
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A community/city govt/local business partnership plan
Mar 22, 2015 Mark B107
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Climate change impacts vary for each city but can include:
- increased flooding risks
- more extreme weather events
- drought
- urban heat island effect
- food shortages
- damage to urban infrastructure from heat or cold
- expensive energy consumption.

A city govt needs to be able to harness community and business action in order to implement strategies that increase cities capacity to adapt to climate change (as impacts are already happening and will continue even if we are able to prevent further climate change).

Each city would need to work with local residents, community groups, and local businesses to identify the greatest risks and community priorities and then implement a range of strategies that addressed each of these, in order to priority/level of impact.

Strategies could include: Stricter planning regulations, increased use of sensors, green rooftops, investing in civic tech startups, energy audits and smart grids, regulating solar panels on new buildings...


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