The Information Centers of the Smart City

Building a city is a complex thing. The construction of a smart city which constitutes a comprehensive plan for a sustainable, progressive society, which utilizes the best in science and technology for human and environmental concern, is a smart challenge in today’s local and global reality.

Apart from the construction of innovative architecture, advanced infrastructure, leading technologies and development centers, the program includes 2 other aspects that are just as important- human concern to be reflected in the city's conduct of operation, caring for the residents’ needs, and environmental concern through the use of renewable energies, full recycling of waist in the ptivate and industrial sectors, electric transportation, and cultivation of organic desert agriculture.

Smart Data Centers are gradually being opened here to provide detailed information on the various aspects that constitute life in the smart city of "Haluza". We are recruiting leading axperts in every field to satisfy your thirst for more knowledge.  

In the meantime we are happy to receive feedback from you- what you would like to know, or what information you think is missing.

Construction
Haluza, as a city that has engraved on its flag the principles of caring for the environment and the quality of life of its inhabitants, is committed to the implementation of the most up to date construction technologies with the most efficient use of time, resources and manpower, in order to build housing that is sustainable and no less important, affordable. Today technology exists to achieve the maximum quality of life, to 100% withstand climatic damages and earthquakes, with maximum design flexibility to achieve each person’s aesthetic fantasies and special housing requirements, and a life environment that is not only smart but also looks great.
>>Haluza Smart Building Information Center

Education

Current Situation:
Our Youth's education, the future of the country, is very limited, the System suffers from several problems, that only a radical and fundamental change can bring healing to the sick system. Due to too many education budget cuts over the years, Today's educational frameworks junior and secondary schools, focusing Primarily on exam results. There is little investment in General, scientific  and sustainable education. Interference, insolence and lack of respect for the underpaid teachers is another fundamental problem.


Education methods do not change by magic. They change when a fundamental shift occurs within us

In the smart city of Haluza the educational system is based on trust, which encourages the child to understand his relationship to people, things and nature. Children who grow up in the city will learn in public educational institutions where the emphasis is not placed on method and grades, but on the individual’s unique needs, talents & interests. All educational institutions will be integrated with the research and academic institutes in the city, to promote these principles, the future of the children and their individual and collective welfare.

Economy

Current Situation:
The existing monetary system praises profitability, at the expense of the individual citizen and the environment. Israel's economic system 2012 includes adversity at all areas of life: unachievable housing, lack of employment for college graduates, unemployment in all sections of the population, lack of  government services, inappropriate treatment of the adult population, large scale poverty and, for the first time in the state's history, half a million people protested in the streets about it. 


The smart city of Haluza will implement a local economic system, with the goal of maximum sustainability & economic autonomy to provide a safety-net to the community. This can be achieved through the use of a local currency to encourage local trade, and the local production of the city’s needs, such as growing organic food in hydroponic farms, and renewable energy manufacturing (solar power, wind power). Basic services like water & electricity will be subsidized & provided to residents at a low cost.

Medicine and Healthy Lifestyle

Current Situation:
Dietary habits adopted by Western society over the last century (processed foods, not enough vegetables and fruits, eating far more than we need plus insufficient degree of physical activity), provide a significant contribution to coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and some types of cancer. These diseases have become major health problems in the past century alone, and in fact they are not found in the few hunter-gatherers societies that still exist, whose life habits and  diet is similar to those of the person who lived before the agricultural era.
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In the smart city of Haluza residents will benefit from an integrated medical system combining the latest advancements in the fields of biotechnology, nanotechnology, genetics and more, with the best of alternative medicine.
More importantly, acknowledging the advantage of disease prevention over the treatment of illnesses, the city will promote a healthy lifestyle by growing local organic produce to meet the needs of the residents, providing educational information on maintaining proper, healthy nutrition, and developing infrastructures to support a healthy, active lifestyle.

Green Energy

Current Situation:
Many countries around the world are producing electricity using different methods of renewable energy. Countries such as Denmark, Spain, Portugal and Germany are leading wind power generation facility (annual growth rate of over 20% per year in electricity production). The first solar thermal stations in the U.S. were built in the mid – 80's of the last century by the Israeli company "Luz" and work up to this very day. hydro-electric energy is the most common renewable energy source in the world. In Israel 2012 most of the electricity consumed is produced in factories still using coal to generate electricity…

 

As a city concerned with both people and the environment, the most advanced technologies will be utilized for creating  renewable energy systems (solar energy, wind energy), in a way that the city will generate enough power to cover its own energy needs (“100% renewble city”).


Recycling & waste

Current Situation:
The Western world suffers from major problems associated with waste: significant increase in industrial and domestic waste, reduction in areas where waste can be buried and dwindling amount of natural raw materials, which were caused by global processes of urbanization, industrialization and population growth. Another problem is that the waste causes worsening in the environmental pollution: air (as a result of combustion of waste), soil and groundwater.


apart from including full recycling of water & organic waste built-in to the city’s infrastructure, the smart city of Haluza will implement a green consumer culture policy, for example: minimizing the use of environmentally damaging, excess food packaging, reuse of canisters, etc.  

Transportation

Current Situation:
Three billion inhabitants of the planet live in urban areas and are unable to lead a normal life without a bus, train or private car. But when the road infrastructure is overwhelmed and towns and trading centers are jammed at high levels, not to mention the air pollution, a smart and ecological public transportation system should take its place in the near future.


In the smart city of Haluza, the city’s residents and visitors will benefit from a fully electric, inner city transportation system which will enable them to get from one place to another quickly and conveniently, bicycle routes & a pedestrian-friendly environment. Air-polluting, private vehicles will be left in parking lots outside the city, to maintain clean air & quality of life in the city.

Smart sensors & Control Center
The technological systems that comprise the smart city of Haluza communicate with one another to maintain harmony in the city.
A sophisticated urban control center will receive information via smart sensors embedded in the city systems, & attend to real time supervision and organization, to facilitate the coordination of the different systems, maximize energetic efficiency and minimize waste.
 
Culture and Art
Culture and art will be cornerstones in the daily life of the smart city of Haluza, allowing for cultural diversity in all fields of art. The city will encourage artistic quality, support new liberal & pluralistic cultural initiatives, and meet the artistic, creative and developmental needs of its residents.

Handicapped Accessibility
In the smart city of Haluza, like in most developed countries around the world, all places will be accessible to the handicapped, so that they will genuinely have equal rights. We live in a country with a particularly high percentage of disabled people in the general population (about 10%, more than half a million people), including many young people. So even in the planning stages, accessibility for everyone is being address fully. This will come into play in the buildings

and open spaces accessible to people with both physical and sensory (vision and hearing) disabilities, which will enable them to move about and function with full independence, safely and with dignity in all spheres of life: public transportation, elevators, disability services and, of course, accessibility to public and private places (mobility in the streets, accessing sidewalks, crossing roads, entering and exiting buildings).