DEC Call for Papers on intelligent building for smarter cities

The Sustainable Development Advisory Board supports our community’s efforts and monitors progress made by key initiatives, as we redefine objectives in light of the UN’s global SDGs. In this quarter’s virtual round table and first Digital Economy Checkpoint of the year, we explore topics on developing smarter buildings in the context of smart cities.
We very much welcome your submissions on the questions below.

Please submit your answers to one or all the following questions to:
Deadline: March 31, 2021 

1) Information and communication technologies have transformed the living standards of today’s citizens, changing priorities in their demands and expectations as 21st century members of the digital society. How does this affect today’s real estate market and what investments will become necessary to uphold the value of real estate property in the long run?

2) Environmental consciousness has greatly risen in public opinion, but the paradigm shift that leads towards eco-friendly construction concepts and sustainable living standards is still driven top down by government sector initiatives. What incentives are being offered at a regional, national and local level to promote the modernization of real estate, to make buildings smarter and more environment-friendly, leaning on new materials, components and solutions?

3) Future living standards envisaged by regulators and decision makers developing urban aggregates in light of sustainable development goals and smart city protocols are intended to be eco-smart and inclusive. How do the latest identification, sensing and communication technologies support the transition to the new philosophy of the shared economy?

4) The latest generation of housing solutions and corporate facility buildings are shifting to a more sustainable, autonomous and remotely controllable mode of operation. How can systems relying on predictive analysis of data, lead to the widespread adoption of applications in intelligent building – and help in the development of this sector?

5) In order to establish themselves in the world order, smart cities must be secure, functional and environment-friendly. If they are to become home to a new generation of citizens experiencing ideal harmony in all walks of life, what are some of the key drivers needed – in terms of environmentally and socially responsible protocols – to attain this goal?

6) The UN’s SG development goal for urban living is ‘to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’. In terms of real-estate modernization, what types of public and private sector funding or development initiatives for designing, transforming and protecting today’s urban landscapes are planned or already underway?