Future Infrastructure & Built Environment Planning: Towards adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals via Progress Tracking
For reasons presented addressing the Need and given within the Literature Review, this research study focused on the premise of what expert literature recommends by promoting the prioritisation of global indicators by proposing a Sustainable & Smart Community Framework while seeking to adhere the implementation of spatial big data (for future refinement) in order to fill data gaps and the use of digital twin technologies to simulate community sustainability performance through indicator-based assessments, their bench-marking, systems analysis and multi-criteria analysis to support decision making for creating sustainable and smart local communities.
The intended contribution of this research resides in proposing a framework by relying on the progress tracking of global indicators, as well as identifying patterns and respective forecasting to promote urban and infrastructure planning for the design of sustainable, resilient, and smart communities. The set-up of these resides in its implementation on a local scale, with the intent that it can be replicated into several interconnected communities towards a better city and community planning addressing global environmental security challenges by promoting the use of digital technologies.
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