More than 2.1 billion people still lack access to safely managed drinking water and about 40% of the global population face water scarcity. Despite how valuable this resource is, water can sometimes lead to maintenance problems in housing societies. Be it receiving contaminated or unclean water, experiencing a shortage of water, or dealing with unforeseen leaks and wastage, housing societies are facing a lot of challenges in the cover of water scarcity in metro cities. Water is one of the most undervalued but overused commodities while being a necessity for people. Let’s find out how and where are we going wrong while dealing with this major water crises.
Similar to how our phones and watches have become smart, outdoor furniture has also been developed to keep up with the digital era. A smart bench is a tech integrated outdoor furniture that can be designed to provide multiple services such as 24/7 charging for electronic devices, internet connectivity, LED lighting, digital advertising and many more.
In future cities, digital infrastructure will enable the provision of new services to support community development, provide a green and sustainable environment and improve social inclusion and well-being of people. Today’s citizens are not only looking for spaces to live, but for those where services are available.
In a country like India where the battle for energy and water is never ending, AIoT enabled solutions stand as a boon, especially for housing societies that are looking to digitize, automate, and sustainably manage their water and energy consumption.
Despite having 16 percent of the world’s population, India has only 4 percent of the world’s freshwater. At Planet Smart City, we have developed technologies that optimise the irrigation of society gardens & green spaces. These systems can be designed to draw water from rainwater harvesting tanks which together reduce water usage by more than 50%.
At Planet Smart City, we constantly think of ways to improve community living through smart solutions. Our proprietary digital platform, Planet App, leverages the power of IoT (Internet of Things) to provide solutions for societies and residents, where they can easily track, analyse and manage consumption of their utilities, including electricity, from their mobile phones.
Accessibility (particularly in housing apartments) is necessary for people with physical disabilities, especially in India where 2.21% of the population is differently abled. At Planet Smart City, we incorporate ‘smart solutions’ such as elevated urban gardens, specialized paths for the visually impaired, accessible toilets in commercial spaces etc. that promote inclusivity by welcoming all possible users.
With great technology comes great responsibility, a major one being the need to maintain that human touch where people are connected with their neighbours and enjoy the small things together. At Planet Smart City, we believe in the system of community management that uses technology to go beyond it by bringing people together.
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