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[May Theme Report] Eco-friendly Urban Technology

by William Park | 31-05-2023 23:30 recommendations 0

Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in the Philippines stands as an exemplary smart city that effectively combats urban environmental challenges through the utilization of eco-friendly urban technology. BGC's commitment to sustainable development has positioned it as a model for other cities in the country.

BGC prioritizes sustainable transportation, employing electric jeepneys, buses, and a bike-sharing program to provide cleaner and more eco-friendly commuting options. These initiatives have resulted in a significant reduction in carbon emissions, with BGC reporting a 40% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions from transportation since implementing electric vehicles (BGC).

The implementation of smart traffic management systems, such as intelligent traffic lights and real-time traffic monitoring, optimizes traffic flow and reduces carbon emissions, mitigating congestion and air pollution.

Energy efficiency is also a key focus of BGC's smart city initiatives. The incorporation of solar panels on rooftops and the use of solar-powered streetlights contribute to a greener and more sustainable energy mix, reducing dependence on fossil fuels. BGC's infrastructure promotes green buildings that adhere to international standards for energy efficiency and sustainability. These structures utilize advanced technologies, including smart lighting systems and automated temperature control, to minimize resource consumption and waste generation.

In conclusion, Bonifacio Global City exemplifies the successful implementation of eco-friendly urban technology in combatting urban environmental challenges. BGC's focus on sustainable transportation, energy efficiency, green infrastructure, and waste management sets a standard for other cities. By embracing smart city solutions, BGC showcases the harmonious coexistence of urban development and environmental sustainability, creating a more livable and eco-friendly urban environment for current and future residents.
Bonifacio Global City (Photo courtesy of ktt_igstudio)


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James Mentor

  • James Mentor says :
    Hello William!! This is your mentor James.

    First of all, sorry for the late comment!

    I see that you've suggested a key example of sustainable urban development in this article! It is fantastic to hear that BGC is providing eco-friendly commuting options, efficient traffic management systems, and green buildings/infrastructure! Eco-friendly waste management is also a key factor for sustainability as well. I'm sure the city can be set as a role model for future developing cities!

    Thanks for writing such a meaningful report! Great work.
    Posted 24-06-2023 14:15

Yewon Mentor

  • Yewon Mentor says :
    Hello William! This is your mentor Yewon.

    You have introduced eco-friendly urban technologies in the Philippines!
    It is interesting that BGC's sustainable transportation had resulted in a significant reduction in carbon emissions.
    It seems that other cities need to learn many of BGC's eco-friendly technologies and elements.

    Thank you for your informative report! Great job!!
    Posted 04-06-2023 13:00

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