By 2030, 60 percent of the world population will live in mega-cities. Using data and electronic sensors is often referred to as building “smart cities,” which are the subject of a major global push to improve how cities function. Technology has the power to help people get integrated, be more responsive, and improve their lives. What we need is to contribute to the attractively green and friendly environment in the cities. We acknowledge that students of today are the adults of tomorrow most likely to
experience the effects of climate change.
Our project “Future Cities’ – Smart and Sustainable Solutions.” wants to be a part of the solution by combining and enhancing our students’ knowledge about nature and technologies to produce intelligent ecological solutions and support the local authorities and businesses with environmental methodology.
Project Year 1 theme is exploring the Internet opportunities, researching, analysing and summarising ecological issues, and finding out information for cities that have found the best environmental solutions and have turned them into smart cities.
This stage includes exploring the local city environment and the abiotic, biotic, and anthropogenic factors of the urban area, exploring the environment, analysing, and determining the ecological problems of primary importance.
Project Year 2 theme is sustainability in practice – implementing measures and methods and finally give a set of smart and sustainable solutions to enhance and perfect the urban environment.
Our students will use the Cisco networking academy-“The Internet of things”(IoT). Our project aspires to research the urban environment and find out what are the ecological problems to solve. Students will collect and summarise information from the Internet about what kind of solutions exist in the
urban areas so far. Students will learn how to collect data, research, analyse it, and summarise the most critical issues. Students will perform teamwork. Through this project, our students will work in groups from different schools and countries and discuss various problems, look for solutions and design a set of sustainable smart future cities’ solutions using the proper web tools. The aim is to make it attractively green and friendly to the people. Each group will work for smart and sustainable transportation, environment, construction, waste, green infrastructure, renewable energy, clean water, air quality, etc. while designing the set sustainable, intelligent future cities. The final product is to create a set of research-based smart solutions and a website that will follow all the work throughout the project in every school. Students and teachers will elaborate on a WordPress blog where they will publish for the dissemination of all the results of the project. There will be links to anyone’s website on the blog. The smart and sustainable solutions created will remain for the years to come and will be made easily accessed, reviewed, and enhanced. The board games may be used by biology, geography, and science teachers as teaching material and techniques to increase the students’ awareness about the importance of attracting and sustaining the environment in the urban areas. New skills will inevitably be acquired and trained during the four project stages. The students’ decision-making skills and choice-making abilities are also on the list. It is vital to allow students to realise their role and experience their power in addressing social and environmental issues. Our collective aim should be the environment where modern technologies and rapid urban rhythm meet and coexist and make cities become greener and better places to live and prosper.