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The technology provider is launching the Clean Cities – Clean Future campaign to help the world’s most polluted urban centres become carbon neutral.
Cityzenith has pledged use of its digital twin platform SmartWorldPro2 to cities in a bid to help the world’s most polluted urban centres become carbon neutral.
Research from UNHabitat shows cities produce more than 70 per cent of the earth’s greenhouse gases. But according to Cityzenith use of cutting-edge data and artificial intelligence (AI) will change this dramatically as it announced its “Clean Cities – Clean Future” initiative.
“Since our inception we have been using these tools to deliver custom climate resilience applications to greenfield cities, real estate developments, and infrastructure projects,” said Michael Jansen, CEO of Cityzenith.
“We know the issues and now have the right data aggregation, analysis, and visualisation capabilities to help solve them for cities, and those who design, build, and manage them.”
He continued: “The world’s top 100 most-polluting cities produce 18 per cent of global urban emissions and we will meet this challenge head-on, by going right to the biggest contributors first. As one megacity reaps the benefits, so others and governments will follow their example. What works for one will work for all. That is the beauty of SmartWorldPro2.”
Digital Twins were first developed to aggregate, analyse, and visualise vastly complex information in manufacturing plants and building construction sites but Cityzenith claims they have evolved into a “powerful aid” to urban climate resilience and lowering carbon emissions.
“As one megacity reaps the benefits, so others and governments will follow their example. What works for one will work for all”
The company points to its work for Indian greenfield smart city Amaravati where, by consolidating myriads of climate related data points, the goal was to show how architects could use advanced AI integrations in SmartWorldPro to simulate and design housing schemes to lower carbon emissions and cut average street temperatures dramatically in high summer.
“Today we are helping partners all over the world leverage digital twin power across their district, infrastructure, campus and real estate projects to transition from fossil fuel dependency to carbon neutrality,” added Jansen.
“But no one seems to be helping cities to implement this technology, and that’s why we decided to step in and make our pledge.”
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