Case studies relevant for smart solution: Waste water to be treated

The City of Fremantle has received more than $8 million for a trial project that focuses on using Blockchain to power renewable solar energy and water systems. Part of the funding ($2.57 million) comes from the Australian Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Programme, while the rest is private funding coming from several of the project partners.

Circular Amsterdam is a circular innovation programme that presents a framework of innovation processes in the City of Amsterdam. The goal of this program is to increase knowledge in circular economy and experience the transition from a linear to a circular economy. The whole process is supported by the City Council in terms of control and policy.

The city of Guadalajara, the capital city of the State of Jalisco, is home to approximately 40% of the information and communication technologies (ICT) industry of Mexico, as a result of pioneering and long term industrial, scientific and technological policies that began in the 1970s.

GIFT City (Gujarat International Finance Tec-City) is the first International Financial Services Centre in India, located in the city of Gandhinagar, State of Gujarat, covering an area of 15 million square feet (construction is still ongoing, but some of the main buildings are already operational – more than 100 companies were working in the city by the end of 2017).

The City of Aarhus has the ambitious goal of becoming a carbon neutral society by 2030. As Denmark’s second largest city and one of the fastest growing economies of the country, Aarhus has challenged itself to comprehensively address the issue of climate change, relying on its citizens and corporate partners to turn its vision into reality.

The project for Masdar City was launched in 2008 with the aim of developing the most sustainable eco-city in the world. Situated in a strategic location, it is only 20 minutes away from downtown Abu Dhabi, and 40 minutes from Dubai.

The Santalaia Building in Bogotá is an eleven-storey residential building that has greenery covering its entire façade: the largest vertical garden in the world. The project was a collaboration of the companies Paisajismo Urbano and Groncol, and it was completed in 2015.

Hong Kong's population was 7,241,700 million people in 2014. The population density in 2013 was 6,650 people/km2. Hong Kong has an excellent ICT infrastructure supporting the delivery of secure e-services and the development of the local ICT industry. With the market liberalization, the infrastructure provides Internet access at an affordable price. The household broadband penetration rate is 85% and the mobile penetration rate is 231%.