For the book ‘A smart city, this is how you do it – Connected, flexible and meaningful: make the real future city’ of the Future City Foundation, nine design agencies were asked about their future vision of the smart city.
Brabant at Sea
“The transition to a circular economy and the exchange of heat, CO2, biogas, electricity, hydrogen and biomass, among other things, requires new infrastructures or the smart reuse of existing infrastructures. Like this, the existing sewer system can be used at night to transport organic residual material to the sewage treatment plants. These installations are important biomass collection points that are processed here into green raw materials for the biochemical industry and possibly green energy. Combining these systems and infrastructures makes spatial integration easier. This makes a “multi-commodity grid” conceivable, making it possible to establish a biochemical industry or homes that are yet to be realized. This “circular mainframe” can act as a spatial shell for future, sustainable developments and transformations and accelerate them. “- Marco Vermeulen
This is a pre-publication of the book “A smart city, this is how you do it – Connected, flexible and meaningful: make the real future city”. With theory in the form of essays. And few practical examples of how our regions, cities and villages have already changed. Want to read more? Go to this page to order the book for free.
The original version of the book is in Dutch, click here to order the original edition. From this book is made an English summary. In the English version, we focus on trends.