d_city (data cities) promotes the global technology network
We’re promoting the new Digital Earth | Virtual Nations | Data Cities movement to advance research, development, governance, commercialisation and applications of aerospatial tools and systems to help solve the challenges of 21st century development.
Network participants (including more than 80 relevant global organisations) are using increasingly accurate location-tagged data and online modelling and analysis systems to support more intelligent decisions about planning, building, managing and living in cities.
The long vision is a dynamic, data-rich computer simulation of the whole planet: the Digital Earth. Check the manifesto here.
Goals of the network
- Help governments, academics and corporations to co-operate on eco-solutions
- Engage with urbanisation challenges and markets worth trillions each year
- Broker links between natural, built and virtual environment specialists
- Support the ‘Digital Earth’ project to help understand and balance our planet’s resources
- Expand global urban business opportunities for smart people everywhere
Check the manifesto here
Fostering connections to integrate knowledge
More than 120 nations supported the 2009 Copenhagen Accord, which promised a ‘Technology Mechanism’ to accelerate climate change solutions.
Now the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change is working with a UN Environment Programme consortium and the World Bank’s Global Environmental Facility to establish a Climate Technology Centre and Network.
More broadly, D_City is promoting the emerging Digital Earth | Virtual Nations | Data Cities movement, to accelerate applications of post-Google Earth and aerospatial technologies to the challenges of managing our planet’s societies and environments. Check the manifesto here