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In our latest post, we present three big ideas to transform cities.
What three ideas could improve your city?
Well that’s my life changed forever.
IBM UK are at Base Cities London and have been collecting Big Ideas for sustainable cities from delegates and our Twitter and Tumblr followers. We’ve passed your Big Ideas to Scriberia to animate and here are five of the best, along with Sriberia’s pictures.
We want your help choosing a winner, so take a look at the ideas below and cast your vote!
One Switch - how about one switch near your front door that turned off all non-critical electrical equipment when you left the house? How much energy could we save?
Solar and wind power on every roof - should urban rooftops be used to power cities?
Smart water meters - Can we encourage sustainable behavior through providing more information on the resource we consume?
Building blocks from mixed plastic waste - Recycling plastic can be complex - what if we could turn mixed plastic into lightweight and affordable building materials?
Smart controls for decentralized infrastructure - can we optimize waste streams by monitoring decentralized infrastructure?
People relax on public steps anyway, why not give them a comfortable way to do so? Stair Squares, by Mark Reigelman, were installed at Brooklyn’s Borough Hall in 2007.
Could the humble sponge inspire a new approach to roads?
Ideas for cities?