At the International Sustainability Conference (ISC) in Guangdong, Diane Legge, Vice President of the global architecture and design firm CallisonRTKL, a design company of Arcadis, shared the shifting trends in mobility and the role of big data technology in developing a sustainable city. The event panel also discussed commercialization strategies that aim to tackle current and future urban mobility and environmental challenges faced by modern cities and their citizens.
Driven by dynamic consumer mobility needs, advancing smart technologies and the growing demand for clean and sustainable transport solutions, the smart mobility market is advancing fast in China and across the globe. According to McKinsey & Co., China's autonomous vehicle market could be worth $500 billion by 2030, and the country is already working closely with international automotive organizations such as Ford Motor, Volvo and Daimler AG on various testing. The development of innovative and intelligent technologies such as Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) offers opportunities for businesses and the government to deliver clean and resource-efficient mobility solutions that address citizens’ needs.
“Technology is having a disruptive impact on the way citizens interact with their cities,” said Legge. “Especially for those undergoing digital transformation, the need to be able to provide a robust master plan that embraces future needs, trends and technologies, and be able to offer mobility as a service that addresses citizens’ needs and remain future-proof.”
Uncovering more insight into how cities can improve sustainability, Arcadis has released its 2018 Sustainable Cities Index (SCI) that explores city sustainability from the perspective of the citizen. The extensive annual research piece looks at 100 leading global cities and ranked Singapore #1 and Hong Kong #2 in Asia against key city factors such as accessibility to affordable transport, use of electric vehicles and the government’s incentives to prioritize smart and green mobility adoption.
Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people, active in over 70 countries that generate €3.2 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. www.arcadis.com
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