PROBLEM OVERVIEW

Sustainability, resiliency and decarbonisation are required outcomes for all smart city strategies globally.  However, the deployment of smart cities technology and platforms to date has not seen the required focus on SRD data or solutions. We believe that cities are the interface for deployment of SRD data and solutions.Many smart city platform solutions have been designed from the bottom up i.e. the technology and IoT device level. Omnicarbon™ is designed with a the top-down SRD strategy which provides a direct contact for smart city data design around SRD.  Omnicarbon™ is the solution that will turn this deployment focus around. We want to move smart city focus away from investments in smart parking and bins to real change including focus areas such as transport decarbonisation and sustainable mobility.

 

Additionally, large technology driven smart city projects around the world claim can transform a city stuck in the past into a futuristic paradise, but projects to date have resulted in unelected companies controlling city capability, data and decisions. Much of the focus has been on core city capabilities such as smart parking, waste bins and lighting with little focus on the return on investment(ROI) of smart cities. In addition there’s been little spotlight on smart society and environment data and capabilities for cities, as it’s perceived more difficult to justify a return and deemed less important to citizens. Governments have not fully supported an SRD approach due to political indifference . We have qualified leads across Australian councils to support their environmental agenda as part of their broader smart city strategies.

 

Sustainability

Smart environment and sustainability is core to Smart city and frameworks such as The Garuda Smart city framework (GSCF), International standards such as ISO 37106:2018 Sustainable cities and communities - Guidance on establishing smart city operating models for sustainable communities are key to meeting the outcomes of sustainable cities.

 

Resilience

With increasing external impacts such as population pressures and climate change, cities are looking to become more resilient. The International Standard ISO 37123- Sustainable cities and communities — Indicators for resilient cities was drafted to support collaboration, action and investment to reduce risks and promote resilience in cities globally. Used in conjunction with the UN Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction management the indicators provide a robust framework for city resilience. Omnicarbon™ will provide full data and capability support for indicators and framework that will enable cities to support and drive resilience as a primary outcome of their smart city project.    


 

Decarbonisation

Projects such as Project Drawdown (The most comprehensive plan ever to reverse global warming) will require an extensive and rich set of data to enable cities to implement smart solutions to meet their outcomes. We are leveraging from the existing available drawdown open data sets as well as add to the drawdown database where possible via collection of data from cities and regions.