Sustainable By Design

With the help of scientists, sustainability can be drawn into the blueprints of our cities, which now accommodate over half of the world’s population. From smart waste disposal to driverless cars to tree cover, this special report outlines the many ways science breeds sustainability.

For one, leveraging the skills of researchers, cities could make sense of the reams of data they collect, but often don’t have the tools to understand, says IBM’s Bernard Meyerson.

In Melbourne, scientists are working to expand the city’s forest cover, in order to undercut the heat absorbed and re-emitted by buildings and roads, by 4 degrees Celsius—while beautifying the city.

Scientific American

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