Today, I read this recent article called: 68% of the world population projected to live in urban areas by 2050, says UN
One of the key points were that less developed countries’ urbanization is the highest.
Two biggest countries by population (China and India) have the biggest population in rural areas as well. In terms of energy accessibility, India and Sub-Saharan African countries still have the highest number of people who do not have access to electricity.
Sustainable urbanization is key to successful development
With such high rate of urbanization, sustainable ways of resource creation and management are of prominent importance. Most of the places where the fastest urbanization taking place are usually less developed and have higher rate of pollution. Therefore, implementation of sustainable energy access and smart management systems are very beneficial, because better sustainable power source reduces non-renewable energy sources, and smart management with automation reduces the level of e-waste in general.
At the same time, implementing latest energy access and management technologies at the villages ensures a better life and development for such communities, eventually slowing the pace of urbanization and perhaps ensuring broader range of urbanization, rather than densely centered and polluted city formation.
At the end, the strategy of Lumen Cache and its spin-off – the Foundation project – both have great potential and vision to positively impact the urbanization trend going all over the world. While Lumen Cache focuses on bringing sustainable and smart energy management to the smart cities and new buildings, the Foundation project brings the latest technology to the villages with the aim of improving the life and development for its residents. Eventually, contributing to the sustainable and healthy development of human population.