Urban InVEST: sustainability in smart cities

Urban InVEST

Currently, cities are also becoming smart cities or smart cities. Technology increasingly seeks to cover more sectors and help humanity as much as possible, although sometimes it is used for the opposite. Open source has a lot to say in this sector too, as you can show the Urban InVEST project.

It is said that a high percentage of people worldwide live in major cities, in large cities, while 70% of the population will live in urban areas by 2050 according to some estimates. Therefore, cities will grow more and more, and better tools are needed to improve the well-being of all.

Urban InVEST is a new software for free and open source which claims to help in that regard. A utility for users to visualize where they could create areas to absorb carbon emissions and encourage public use, as well as respect protected areas. In other words, it is not only a smart city, but also a more sustainable city in alignment with what is currently being sought by the problem of climate change.

Investments will be increasingly critical as climate change affects the planet and large numbers of people have to move from one place to another, and all live in megacities in tight spaces. Urban InVEST could be used to forecast how much money could be saved on infrastructure in the event of a major storm, allow users to upload their own data sets, or use data sets from open sources such as NASA satellites. In addition, Urban InVEST is part of the InVEST suite, which is a much larger project and helps experts to map and monitor nature.

More information - Visit the project website

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