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Past Winners in the category Smart Cities

2017 - Smart Cities - Category Winner

eLichens - provides unique miniaturized pollutant sensors and cloud software services that can detect, monitor and predict air quality which allow it to benefit from Smart City services that are emerging for managing city’s green spaces & infrastructure, energetics footprint, pollution sources, traffic management and carbon budget.

Category Finalists: Green Junkie, Jet Capsule, Living Architecture Systems Group, Mountain Forest Hotel, RegenVillages, Smart Floating Farms, SmartLight, The Great Urban Challenge, V2T Technology

2016 - Smart Cities - Category Winner

WISErg describes itself as a ‘hybrid technology company combining bio-, clean-, and high-tech systems to create a revolutionary solution for managing urban-generated organics.” The Harvester product is a machine that transforms food waste into high-quality fertilizer before it becomes waste. The food matter becomes a sort of high nutrient liquid that can be converted to organic lawn care product. Launched commercially in 2014, the company achieved early success. Harvesters are installed in stores and facilities including Whole Fools Market.
2015 - Smart Cities - Category Winner

Living Breakwater is a comprehensive design for coastal resiliency that strengthens biodiversity and coastal habitats.
2014 - Smart Cities - Category Winner

By means of a real-time communication platform, “energy butler” devices help homes to optimize consumption according to the availability of renewable energy. This solution, based in the German city of Mannheim, involves an intelligent power grid that balances energy demand and supply. A communication platform, provided by broadband powerline, is the key technology in the project. All components and participants in the system – energy production, distribution, and consumption – are linked in real time. An “energy butler” is the interface between this smart grid and the 1,000 households connected. It collects information about energy prices and the origin of energy supplies. This helps to optimize energy consumption in the home, either manually or automatically, according to the availability of renewable energy and electricity prices.
2013 - Smart Cities - Category Winner

ARCHIVE stands for: Architecture for Health in Vulnerable Environments. This New York City nonprofit develops housing designs aimed at combatting disease in the developing world. Example: simply converting dirt floors to cement can dramatically reduce the incidence of diarrhea, especially in children under five.
2012 - Smart Cities - Category Winner

A research program at Cornell University, AguaClara produces engineering designs for reliable and sustainable municipal water treatment plants. The program has produced a water treatment technology that does not use electricity or high tech equipment. The design is powered by gravity and scaled to fit each community, using local materials and few moving parts. AguaClara plants serve 30,000 people in rural Honduras.
2011 - Smart Cities - Category Winner

A former marshland and landfill, New York City’s Freshkills Park (FKP) is being transformed into a productive and beautiful landscape, exemplifying the ability to restore our natural environment. With sports fields, playgrounds, and beautiful natural landscape, it turns the waste from the former landfill into biogas, helping to power the electrical grid for New York City.

Smart Cities

Smart Cities

The road to success is always under construction.

Lily Tomlin, Actress
The continued growth of the global human population demands changes to infrastructure and living spaces. As well, food, energy, communications, water, and other resource delivery systems need to be upgraded and streamlined. This category covers the creation of energy efficient and sustainable remakes of the current systems in place to house and support people.

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Bob Stilger

Bob StilgerCEO, Resilient Communities

Bob Stilger supports the many people around the world who are stepping forward to provide critical leadership in these times.
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Caroline Pidcock

Caroline PidcockFounder and CEO, PIDCOCK

Caroline Pidcock is an architect with a diverse group of interests and associations, that help support a “culturally rich, socially just and ecologically restorative” approach to life.
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