To really understand the Internet of Things (IoT) requires application, implementation, and execution in the real world. IEEE IoT recently launched a program to provide the IoT community an interactive platform on which to engage with use cases, service descriptions, business models, and reference implementations that will be key to developing a vibrant IoT industry. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to contribute to the IoT cause, as well as get excellent exposure for your projects and ideas.
Urban crowd sourced collective micro agriculture
- ICT CityPulse
The city is introducing a "micro urban agriculture" using common infrastructures for optimized growth and micro marketplaces. Agriculture is done on balconies by single apartment tenants, and on rooftops and facades by building owners or other actors. This is done on own citizen initiatives or as collective efforts. Buildings are instrumented with the proper infrastructures for this like water/micro irrigation, nutrition, but also appropriate green house climate (temp, humidity, wind, shading) depending on crop. Oxygen generated by plants in larger farms are collected and injected into buildings. Exhaust air from buildings including the heat is reused. Open markets are available based on collective and crowd sourced support, demand/response of herbs/plants etc., so you trade with your neighbors or across the block for whatever plants you need. In the end the waste gets recycled: composted greenery is reused, waste water tanks have algae that recycle nutritiants etc.