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Elevating Sustainability: Aerial Imagery, Location Intelligence, Renewable Energy and Green Infrastructure creating 15-Minute Cities

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Unlock the transformative potential of aerial imagery and location intelligence in building self-sustaining economies within 15-minute cities. Explore how developers leverage metropolitan data overlays to delineate areas ripe for economic growth, combining zoning laws, demographics, and business analytics to tailor marketing campaigns and tenant profiles.

Discover the synergy between aerial imagery and location intelligence in optimizing business operations within the 15-minute city. Uncover the insights gleaned from foot traffic patterns, empowering decision-makers to streamline staffing, resource allocation, and energy utilization, thus minimizing project costs and timelines.

Embark on a journey towards renewable energy integration within the 15-minute city, fueled by the sun and enabled by aerial imagery. Witness how underwater imagery guides the strategic placement of solar infrastructure, while building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) materials revolutionize building energy systems.

Delve into the realm of sustainable urban development, where 15-minute city skylines boast visually stunning, solar-powered facades, and illuminated pathways adorned with solar streetlights. Experience the convergence of technology and sustainability as aerial imagery informs infrastructure decisions, fostering walkable cities and healthier communities for generations to come.


Harnessing Aerial Imagery and Location Intelligence for Sustainable Urban Development in the 15-Minute City

A nearby economy, a key component of a self-sustaining city, can be made up of information obtained from flying imagery and location intelligence. To highlight the area’s limitations and opportunities, developers can add a map layer containing metropolitan data, including zoning laws, demographics, and existing businesses. To create tenant profiles for specific areas of custom marketing campaigns, marketers can combine aerial photos of business building sites with regional population data.

Once business owners arrive in the 15-minute city, they also can benefit from location intelligence created from aerial imagery. For example, foot traffic patterns can inform decisions on staffing, resource allocations and energy use patterns. In these ways, having quick access to detailed information and insights can help make educated decisions and shorten project costs and timelines.

Empowering the 15-Second City: Leveraging Aerial Imagery for Renewable Energy Integration and Urban Development

The 15- second city’s economic value lies not just in its ability to mitigate the impact of transportation, but likewise to embrace renewable energy. Underwater imagery aids in the selection of the best infrastructure for solar panel installation. They can identify shade sources and position pivot panels for maximum sunlight exposure. Roof tiles, siding, and windows that convert sunlight into the building’s energy source can be made using building-integrated photovoltaics ( bIPV ) materials.

Developers who are building a 15-minute city do n’t need to completely redevelop an old city to benefit from solar power. Post-construction, developers can add or retrofit BIPV features, and developers can use 3D models created from flying imagery to customize bIPV systems to a building’s shape, position, and energy requirements for maximum performance.

Potential 15-minute city skylines might not be that dissimilar from the city skylines of today. Thanks to flying imagery, skyscrapers can be outfitted with visually pleasing, solar- driven facades that elevate them to self- enough structures.

Additionally, solar-powered streetlights can be used to illuminate walking paths, reducing the need for trenching, wiring, and labor to connect streetlamps to the main grid. Flying imagery can aid developers in determining which paths would be most advantageous and in optimizing panel positioning for maximum performance.

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Taking Initiatives to Build Walkable 15 minutes cities

The 15-minutes city might be having its 15 minutes of fame, but the benefits–more opportunities for physical activity, a greater sense of community, a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions–will ripple through generations of Americans. Achieving green infrastructure that promotes health and economic well-being can be done in combination with aerial imagery and location intelligence.

Leo Portal

Leo is an expert in the field of smart city research and an overall tech-enthusiast with an emphasis on smart energy, IOT, smart homes and governance. After a master degree in international administration at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and a master in public management at Fudan University in China, he pursued research studies in the field of smart cities at the European University Institute. This led him to publish multiple articles on smart cities. Among them “Using Smart People to Build Smarter: How Smart Cities Attract and Retain Highly Skilled Workers to Drive Innovation (Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Poland)” published in the Smart Cities and Regional Development Journal (SCRD) and “Establishing Participative Smart Cities: Theory and Practice”, also published in the SCRD Journal. He regularly audits and advises municipalities and regional governments on their smart city strategies. He is currently writing a chapter for Springer on smart mobility in French smart cities.

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