US Sustainable City to Use IBM Technology

9 June 2010 (Last Updated June 9th, 2010 18:30)

Kitson & Partners, developers of the first fully sustainable city now under development in south-west Florida, US, will use IBM technology to create a systems blueprint. Babcock Ranch will feature concepts of conservation, community and urban planning as well as advancements in tran

Kitson & Partners, developers of the first fully sustainable city now under development in south-west Florida, US, will use IBM technology to create a systems blueprint.

Babcock Ranch will feature concepts of conservation, community and urban planning as well as advancements in transportation systems, energy efficiency and sustainability.

The 17,000-acre city will feature retail, commercial, office, civic and light industrial areas, which will be wireless and internet enabled.

It will also feature an ultra-high-capacity digital pipeline and be powered by zero-emission solar energy.

The planners will use IBM software to coordinate engineering, construction and economic development to help manage the complexity of building a smart city.

All homes will be certified energy-efficient and constructed according to Florida green building council standards.

The city will be permanently protected as greenways and open space. It is adjacent to the 73,000-acre Babcock ranch preserve.