Green city | 26 April 2022
Listicle: 10 innovative solutions for a greener city
Our cities must become greener. Cutting down on carbon emissions, creating more green spaces, and facilitating sustainable living should be at the top of your to-do list for the coming years. Investing in green initiatives proves to be financially beneficial for a city and shows positive ROI overall.
But how do you get started?
We have collected 10 smart city examples from all over the world to inspire you. From the German city of Giessen which replaced all street lighting with LEDs, to the Danish capital, Copenhagen’s ambition to become carbon neutral.
4. Stormwater infrastructure in Maricopa County, Arizona
Stormwater runoff is one of the main causes of water pollution in the United States. Rain or meltwater that does not seep into the ground flows directly into the surrounding waterways. Especially in urban areas this runoff water collects a lot of pollutants along the way.
To solve the issue, Maricopa County in Arizona used smart visual data to map its stormwater infrastructure to optimise it. With the use of ground-based imagery, they determined the condition and capacity of their stormwater infrastructure. All to eventually improve stormwater pipes and flood control structures.