Bechtel's Smart Cities Guide: How To Transform Your City With Smart, Resilient Infrastructure

Bechtel's Smart Cities Guide: How To Transform Your City With Smart, Resilient Infrastructure

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 2:05pm

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This guide provides ideas on how to use smart, resilient infrastructure to help tackle the new and emerging challenges facing cities. It shows how solar energy, fuel cells, smart grids, green infrastructure and more can help to decentralize essential services, to offer the flexibility and adaptability so vital to cities.

You'll also get tips on how to identify breakthrough resilience opportunities and  build redundancy into infrastructure so that essential services to citizens can be provided regardless of the challenges faced.

The Need for Resiliency
Cities face unprecedented challenges from urbanization, climate change, extreme weather events, and rapid technology advances. 

The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that US cities need $3.6 trillion in basic infrastructure investment in the next 20 years. This solely covers updates of existing infrastructure. It does not begin to meet the need to build the smarter, sustainable and more robust systems designed to address new challenges.The cities best placed to meet these challenges are smart cities that are not purely intelligent in a technology sense—their infrastructure is also resilient. These cities will cope with growing populations and extreme events, and will be adaptable to and integrated with ever-changing big data and technology advances.

A key indicator of smart, resilient infrastructure is its ability to provide a continuing level of essential services to communities during, and in the aftermath of, adverse events.

About Bechtel:
Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security, and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 58,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries. Click here for Bechtel’s 2015 Sustainability Report.


Jane Griffin
CATEGORY: Environment