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Virtual copies are already being used in construction projects to prevent design errors, to simulate the operation of buildings and to achieve energy savings of up to 40%. This technology is now being brought into urban planning. Cities such as Singapore have already implemented projects that allow for experimentation on these virtual duplicates in pursuit of more holistic urban developments.
From the imminent challenge of preventing Venice from sinking any further by means of a complex hydraulic system, to the futuristic and luxurious idea of artificial islands, reclaiming land from the water has been an engineering dream since ancient times. One of the great success stories of recent history is the Dutch plan to protect its lands from the advance of the sea.
Achieving a greener car goes beyond the zero-emission car (electric or hydrogen). Alternatives such as new sensors for more efficient driving, cleaner combustion engines or less polluting production, already apply improvements to current vehicles to achieve more environmentally friendly mobility.
Colossal infrastructures aim to provide a solution to the needs of a growing population, increasingly concentrated and eminently urban. From guaranteeing the water and energy resources of growing cities, to creating sustainable and smart urban growth environments. These are some of the megaprojects under construction that are going to transform the world geography.
Environmental noise pollution is a threat to health, especially in cities. Reducing the noise impact of traffic, and even that derived from leisure, is necessary to stop the harmful effects on its inhabitants. In the trend of making cities more livable spaces, solutions from architecture are already being tested to minimize and even eliminate this urban noise.