Building smart cities: food, materials and finance

Read the full story in GreenBiz.

This is the last in Sue Lebeck’s four-part series, “Previewing the possible for smart cities.” The first story addressed energy, tech and water; the second, transportation and the built environment; the third, climate, community and resilience.

Standards relevant to the smart cities of the future are emerging — through new paradigms, city-centric networks, alliances and consortia and certification bodies. The best practices that arise from these efforts will provide or inform the standardization which will lead us to 21st century “new normal” for cities.

This brief compilation of emerging standards and practices reveals the opportunities for innovation and the potential for 21st century transformation.

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