English | PDF | 2021 | 405 Pages | ISBN : 303064216X | 50.2 MB
This book focuses on how to maintain environmental sustainability as one of its main principles, and it addresses how smart cities serve to diminish wastes and maintain natural resources by having clean green energy that is operated by new smart technology designs.
Living in a smart city is not something of the future anymore, it is here, and it is being implemented all over the world.
A smart city uses different types of electronic Internet of things (IoT) sensors to collect data and then use these data to manage assets and resources efficiently. The smart city concept integrates information and communication technology (ICT), and various physical devices connected to the IoT network to optimize the efficiency of city operations and services and achieve sustainable solutions to allow us to grow with proper management of our resources.
Smart sustainable structures and infrastructures face the need of urban areas due to the growth of populations while in the same save our environment. To achieve this, we need to revisit the conventional methods in design and construction and the conventional materials which are used now to optimize the design and provide smart solutions. In the past few years, the consumption of resources has been massive, and the waste produced from that consumption has been inconceivable. This is causing environmental degradation, which produces many environmental challenges, such as global climate change, excessive fossil fuel dependency and the growing demand for energy.
As well as, discussing the challenges facing the civil eeering design and construction of smart cities components and presenting concepts and insight from experts and researchers from different civil eeering disciplines., this book explains how to construct buildings and special structures and how to manage and monitor energy.