Cities & climate
These days, the threats to our cities seem endless - from flash flooding to pollution, overcrowding to the risk of pandemics. To help avert crises, many cities have invested in technology, so sensors measuring crowds, river levels and pollution have gradually become as much a part of our urban infrastructure as lampposts and traffic lights. However, solutions need to join up and work in tandem for them to be successful. For example, many cities have invested in access to hyper-accurate meteorological data that can predict rainfall levels, however they have also invested in laying down concrete and tarmac which worsens flooding. You can read more about unique solutions and how they combine with other ideas to truly solve climate-related urban issues here.