An analysis of definitions of smart and resilient cities and of characteristics attributed to each of these concepts is revealing a very broad overlap connecting a large number of terminologies and technologies.
Taking into account the convergence of definitions, both smart and resilient cities are building capabilities to deal with and prevent chronic stress and acute shocks, deploying a broad range of technologies. They enable individuals, communities, institutions, and businesses to participate in the definition and execution of policies. They invest in the growth of human and social capital through education, meaningful work, communing, and sharing, and including all of its citizens to live in a decent way.
With increasing urbanization (more than half of the world’s population now lives in cities), the management of natural disasters, for example, will increasingly have to take account of conditions on the ground that are specific to cities.
In many aspects, smart cities implement solutions and practices which contribute to making them resilient. Among these are the establishment of “early warning and emergency management systems”.
At this level, smart cities can rely on sensors deployed in the city. The sensors can be used to detect a rise in the water level, a prelude to high river levels and flooding or to permanently measure exposure to pollution-causing chronic diseases.In Mexico City, the average call-out time for emergency services teams on the ground has been divided by three after setting up a platform incorporating video images with other data from various public agencies.
Nowhere in the advanced world exists such a capacity put to the test and witnessed by mainstream media and we believe this to be the best example of how a platform capable of collecting and aggregating data at all levels can prove effective in all conditions and catastrophic scenarios were responders and citizens need a higher degree of safety.
Mexico, September2017 Puebla earthquake struck at 13:14 on 19 September 2017 with an estimated magnitude of Mw 7.1 and strong shaking for about 20 seconds. Its epicenter was about 55 km (34 mi) south of the city of Puebla. The earthquake caused damage in the Mexican states of Puebla and Morelos and in the Greater Mexico City area, including the collapse of more than 40 buildings. 370 people were killed by the earthquake and related building collapses, including 228 in Mexico City, and more than 6,000 were injured.
In Mexico our platform control the 123 nurseries belonging to ISSSTE (Institute for social security and services of state workers)
Disconnected phones, no communications. If you went through our website and you read “smart airport” you know already that our platform controls all communications from phones to satellites.
In under two minutes, time to count to 120, without a single phone call or radio dispatch, our platform took control of all connected radio, satellites and camera sending alert to 123 different locations across the country giving the exact positioning of everyone, and that’s for every place.
Less than 300 adults in these many different locations saved 16,900 children in under two minutes, I know I’m repeating “in under two minutes but please try to figure out what could you do even thinking of a small campus” where are the student? Where is the shooter? Where are the caretakers? How will you communicate with disconnected phones? How many people could you reach with one radio broadcast? How would you control remote services? Doors? Extinguishers? How will you co-ordinate efforts? Can you do this all in under two minutes? And who would you call? 911 ?
This is what we call resilience, this is what we call preparedness and who cares what sensors we are connected to if all tech is cut out and not responding. Let our system take over and guide you.
That’s where our platform is by far superior when compared to anything existing out there and you can’t find this description on Google nor you will find a journalist capable of figuring out or anticipate the lives saving future which is here now without bragging about it. We have it. Let others keep on dreaming and go on googling “experience”.